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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:
Bunkhouse Boys
Saturday, May 27 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Bunkhouse BoysThe Bunkhouse Boys play Cajun/Creole roots music. Louisiana rice fields, wind over the prairies, gumbo cooking, and back porch music are close to their hearts. They discovered each other in a bunkhouse in Ashokan, New York, while studying the music they all love.

The Bunkhouse Boys are Mark Sagar on rhythm guitar... who brings his life-long love of Country Blues to the band, Roger Weiss playing soulful Cajun fiddle, and Laren Droll... who brings his many years of playing Creole Zydeco accordion. Their beautiful vocals and locked-in rhythm produce the authentic sound of the bayou. Their music makes you want to dance and tugs at your heart.

"Kick-ass accordion and fiddle, soulful vocals and rock-steady rhythm make this authentic, high-energy Cajun group high on my list of favorite dance bands." --N. Berlind

... and then...
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, June 1 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...
The Woodsheep
Friday, June 2 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

The WoodsheepThe sound from the mountains of Appalachia has long been swelling at its banks, on the verge of spilling over the confines of folk and electronic music convention. The Woodsheep aim to highlight the diversity, creativity, and storytelling that abound in their ever-evolving eastern Kentucky home, by shoring up their own roots with a creative blend of Kentucky folk instruments, poetic lyrics, soaring vocal harmonies, and lo-fidelity electronic flare. Andrew Preston (featured songwriter by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2015), David Austin Tackett (finalist for Hoedown In the Holler), Melissa Caskey, and Matt Holleran (both affiliated with the prestigious Mountain Music Ambassadors of the KY Center for Traditional Music) formed The Woodsheep in late 2015. In only a year they've collected an impressive repertoire of original indie music, Appalachian folk standards, and a year-long North American tour to promote their debut record, Watching Mars. This has earned them regional success and a reputation for quirky showmanship and fine-crafted musical skill. They have performed at venues, festivals, and radio, including The Purple Fiddle, The World of Bluegrass Festival, and Bear Radio Network; and have worked with acts including Jesse Wells of The Wooks, Jocelyn Mackenzie of Pearl and the Beard, and The McLain Family Band.

Featured as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2015 Songwriter Showcase.

"Make no mistake that [The Woodsheep] are the real deal. Their voices blend really well, and their songs are equally good: a rarity a la Everly Brothers. They restored my faith in music and hipster beards." --The Outhouse Blog


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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)