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Dancing with Dasein... by Mark Morganstern
Dancing with Dasein... a book by Mark Morganstern
A collection of fourteen stories
by Cafe co-owner Mark Morganstern
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The Rosendale Cafe's Getaway Apartment for Rent
Beautiful Newly Renovated Vacation Apartment
A large three bedroom apartment, just renovated.
It has ten foot ceilings, lots of light, and a very open layout.
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The Rosendale Cafe's Famous Japanese Salad Dressing
Our famous Japanese Salad Dressing
Bring home a bottle or two of this
popular feature of the Cafe.
They make great gifts!

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Webcam of our specials board
Our Online Specials Board!
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Greg and Michelle and a Burrito, click for larger The Rosendale Cafe offers some of the best vegetarian food and performing artists in the Hudson Valley, serving weekly entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts, organic coffees, three tap micro brews, and wine. Weekend concerts feature both local and international musicians: singer-songwriters, jazz, blues, world, and experimental; and every other Tuesday we host Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays, a showcase of local musicians. Enjoy delicious, whole vegetarian cooking and hear great music in an intimate, smoke free restaurant environment.

Recognized by Chronogram Magazine as Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Performance Space, we also received a four star rating for food and value in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

After a concert by The Hunger Mountain Boys, enthusiastic audience member Ammuse wrote "... The Rosendale Cafe holds a special place in my heart, being among one of my favorite intimate music venues in not only my surrounding area, but in NY State itself."  Click here to see the full review, including some great photos.

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Today's Event at the Cafe:
Celtic Cafe
Sunday, April 30 at 4:30pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Celtic CafeSarah Underhill and Ian Worpole bring their monthly mix of Celtic, Anglo, Americana, traditional and contemporary songs and tunes to their 11th season at The Cafe. Sarah's vocal range and deep involvement with Pete Seeger's Clearwater movement have enthralled audiences up and down the Hudson Valley. Ian's guitar, mandolin and vocal mix complements the duo. Requests and singing on the choruses encouraged.

Come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, May 4 at 7:30pm  Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing   iCal +Google

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!

... and then...
Locust Honey
Saturday, May 6 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Locust HoneyAs Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in old-time, bluegrass, and pre-war blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller (of The Fox Hunt and The Hackensaw Boys) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.

Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone", was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind", starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, and a second unreleased original will be included in the 2016 film "The Dinner", by the same writer/director. Locust Honey's record Never Let Me Cross Your Mind debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. Subsequently released in The UK and Ireland, it was chosen as one of the best country albums of 2016 by The Telegraph in London.

"These feisty women are a relief from the most successful of contemporary bluegrass groups, who too often let both their production and their performance get in the way of their repertoire." --Songlines

"Instrumentally, the expertise and passion of delivery, and their instrument-swapping versatility is obvious, but when Chloe and Meredith harmonize, the performance takes on an additional melodic polish." --Live Review, Blues and More Again

"Their new album is in heavy rotation here in the Hudson Valley farm house, fitting in right along with all those killer 78s from Yazoo. Grab yourself a copy and put on your dancing shoes." --No Depression


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The Rosendale Cafe®
434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)