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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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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 lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, September 21 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...
Alessandra Belloni & Steve Gorn
Saturday, September 23 at 8:00pm  Cost: $10.00   iCal +Google

Alessandra Belloni & Steve GornInternationally renowned singer and percussionist Alessandra Belloni, world famous bansuri master Steve Gorn present "Musical Conversations about the Black Madonna".

Also featured is guitarist Wilson Montuori, and Juliet Rabia Gentile on vocals.

This special evening and performance is a musical journey and conversation about the myths and legends of the ancient sacred sites of the Black Madonna in Italy and around the world. The evening blends healing chants, dances and drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, created from authentic traditions of Southern Italy and Spain, Brazil and France, along with original compositions. Belloni, Steve Gorn, and company will take the audience on an enchanting journey of discovery, celebrating the Equinox.

"Ms. Belloni sang in an exultant voice. The songs blazed with an age-old momentum." --Jon Pareles, The New York Times, reviewing an I Giullari di Piazza show

"Alessandra Belloni and 'Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider' is a revelation, utterly fascinating." --Don Hackman, Los Angeles Times

"Italian-born virtuoso Alessandra Belloni is established as a unique phenomenon, not just a percussionist, but also an actress, lecturer, entertainer, and healer." --Drum Magazine

... and then...
Celtic Cafe
Sunday, September 24 at 4:30pm  Cost: Free   iCal +Google

Celtic CafeThe leaves are turning, a chill is in the air; time for Sarah Underhill and Ian Worpole to fold up the lawn chairs and start their 12th season of Sunday afternoon Celtic song&tune at The Rosendale Cafe. Sarah is known up and down the Hudson Valley for her powerhouse voice and vast repertoire of songs, from Irish to Appalachian; and her long involvement with the Hudson Clearwater movement and many CD recordings. Ian brings a lifetime of performing in English and American folk clubs, both traditional and contemporary songs, licks, jigs, and reels. They take requests, and are looking forward to seeing friends old and new to kick off their mostly monthly Cafe residency.

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


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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)