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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:
Salsa Thursday with Cumbia lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm  Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing   iCal +Google

Salsa Thursday with Cumbia 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 open form, social dancing until 10:30pm. For March 16th, 23rd, and 30th; Oscar Espinoza (aka "Peter Parker") will be teaching his Cumbia "Mexico" style to the group.

Oscar has been part of our Salsa community since 2016, learning Rueda Casino on Thursdays with Maia & David, and has inspired everyone with his talent on the dance floor when Cumbia music invades the room. We want to offer our dancers the possibility of learning new rhythms. Join Oscar on 3 wonderful sessions for beginners, bring your friends and have a memorable night.

... and then...
James Reams & The Barnstormers
Friday, March 31 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

James Reams & The BarnstormersGet ready for a feast when James Reams & The Barnstormers bring their smorgasbord of bluegrass to the Rosendale Cafe! This band treads the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and rockabilly meet in the night to swap stories. These are the sounds of the hills and hollers seasoned with the flavors of factories, railroad yards, and honky tonks... a sure crowd pleaser!

A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the "roots" tree.

In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, "Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer... Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard."

Country Standard Time wrote, "James gets to the heart of the music each and every time, whether interpreting an underheard classic of the genre, reinventing a country song, or performing one of his many excellent original numbers."

... and then...
DÜM Turkish Rhythm Celebration
Saturday, April 1 at 8:00pm  Cost: $15.00   iCal +Google

DÜM Turkish Rhythm CelebrationRaquy Danziger specializes in Turkish Split Hand darbuka drumming, a style that has emerged in Turkish in the last 20 years. This style, which splits the hands into two, as is played with the Indian Tabla, gives the Turkish drummers speed and dexterity like never before!

Come to this an electrifying CD release show for Raquy's new album, Neverland. The Raquy's Düm Rhythm Celebration ensemble performs intricate and dazzling compositions comprised of rhythms from Turkey, Egypt, Iran and India; as well as funk, samba and hip hop beats. A treat for the eyes as well as the ears, this show is carefully choreographed with many theatrical elements and some audience participation.

In addition to the drumming pieces, the show includes Raquy's dreamy melodic work. In these songs Raquy plays the mystical 12-stringed King Kemenche Tarhu, a futuristic version of the Persian spike fiddle.

The performers are Raquy Danziger on King Kemenche, Darbuka, and Bones; Joaquin Colon on Darbuka; Michael Burdi on Oud and Darbuka; and Tom Atlast on Darbuka. The show lasts approximately 1 hour.


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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)