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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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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, June 2 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. Instructor David Salvatierra and Julia Farr 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...
Milkweed
Saturday, June 4 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

MilkweedBorn out of the tight knit and rising Folk music scene of Binghamton NY, the band Milkweed has been drawing crowds and critical acclaim through their first year of full time touring. Their unique shows stand apart from the norm, with the raised platform and attention to lyrics, and their depth of three part harmonies. While both whimsical and melancholy, Milkweeds music bridges the gaps between genres, combining storytelling with poetry, flat picking with Piedmont blues, and gospel with some hints of rock and roll. Through great dynamics the band can produce fragile spellbinding moments, and then create a full sound far surpassing the expected limits of a trio. With the imminent release of their first full length album, Dream of an American Family, recorded by the great Don Sternaker (Railroad Earth, From Good Homes, Peter Gabriel, Blues Traveler) and mastered by the legendary Gene Paul (John Prine, Nora Jones, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack) Milkweed is on the list of 'must sees' and 'bands to watch for'. Comprised of Peter Lister, Jacqueline Colombo, and Joseph Alston, Milkweed can be seen and heard at the many great listening rooms and theaters in the Northeast and beyond. Bring your open ears and open hearts. You won't leave disappointed.

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Opening reception for "Gang of 17" gallery exhibition
Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Opening reception for 'Gang of 17' gallery exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for the "Gang of 17" group show displaying in the Cafe during the month of June 2016.

A group show of notorious graphic elaborators and fearless vegetarian artists at the Cafe in June. Culprits include Richard Corozine, Robert Crimi, Ted Dixon,
Amber Kelly, Judy Hoyt, Ben Talutto, Kari Temming, Tom Sarrantonio, Barbara Piombino, Robert Barnes, Carol Loizides, Marlene Wiedenbaum, Staats Fasoldt, Kate McGloughlin, John Kleinhans, and Paula Nelson. They like art and food, and art.


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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)