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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

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Chess Night - Every Wednesday night at the Cafe

Chess aficionados converge Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Players should bring their own boards & pieces.

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Events for the Rest of October 2017    Recent artists
October's Featured Visual Artist is Emily Landaira, Exhibiting "The Traveler's Perspective"

Emily Landaira is a 23 year old whose passion is photography. Ever since she started taking photography classes in high school, she's always had a camera in hand. [more]

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing


Thu Oct 19
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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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!
 
Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown, and Tony Jefferson

Sat Oct 21
8:00pm
$20.00

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Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown, and Tony JeffersonLegendary master jazz singer Sheila Jordan makes a rare appearance in Rosendale, with close colleagues Cameron Brown (bass), Rob Scheps (tenor sax/flute), and Tony Jefferson (drums/voice).

An NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan is a big part of jazz history. Credits abound, and include George Russell, Carla Bley, Tom Harrell, George Gruntz, Steve Kuhn, Harvie S, Alan Broadbent, and more. Her Blue Note record Portrait of Sheila is a classic. Charlie Parker is her biggest influence. Sheila's touring duo with brother-from-another-mother Cameron Brown is augmented by two of her fave colleagues, saxophonist Scheps and drummer Jefferson.

Tenor / soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet... He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Bassist Cameron Brown has been Sheila's right hand man in Duo for many years, and was also part of the famed George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet. His other credits include Dannie Richmond, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, Idris Muhammad, Leon Parker, Tom Harrell, Dave Ballou, Jay Clayton, and George Russell.

Drummer and vocalist Tony Jefferson is one of the most in-demand drummers in the jazz world. His credits include Kenny Drew, Jr., Lou Donaldson, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Gary Smulyan, Cedar Walton, John Abercrombie, and many more. Tony is also a fine jazz singer, as you will hear when he teams up with Sheila.

Read an article about this performance in the Chronogram: https://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/Content?oid=3198420
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Oct 22
4:30pm
Free

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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.


Sarah Underhill and Ian Worpole bring on their monthly mix of traditional and contemporary folk music. From all things Celtic to Appalachian Americana, Sarah's powerhouse voice and Ian's various strings and vocals have been pleasing Cafe audiences for over ten years. Requests considered, come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, and meet old friends and new and join in the chorus. Also enjoy veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 24
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Matthew Kobalkin, John Derosalia, Barry Adelman, Lewis Gable, and The Whispering Tree.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Oct 26
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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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!
 
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Fri Oct 27
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jim Gaudet and The Railroad BoysJim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are bringing Jim's original songs and arrangements to the Rosendale Cafe. They best describe their music as "Hillbilly Rock and Roll". The RR Boys will be performing Gaudet's originals from their recently released fifth CD, "When It Rains". His songs have been called "hard-driving", "a folk-country fusion", and "hybrid folk/bluegrass" with an "energetic front-porch feel".

Gaudet is anchoring his deft wordplay and savvy song craft in the classic Americana Roots style.

"It's a unique, driving tempo, firmly-based in the acoustic music tradition. Gaudet's own guitar work is now more fiery than ever, characterized by forceful, percussive rhythms that lack for easy comparison", wrote Michael Eck in the Albany Times-Union.

Gaudet is also known for winning audiences with his witty, unassuming stage presence, and his mix of candor and comedy. Together, he, his band mates, and the audience create one big "down home" family feel. The band supports Gaudet's songwriting and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. The group consists of Bobby Ristau on upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and backing vocals, and either special guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander on fiddle and backing vocals.

"So, in truth, we came to your show at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA because our friends make up the 'Last Small Town' (the opening band). I was not familiar with you or your band at all, and was just blown away. Your arrangements, your musicality, and your smiley bass player left a huge impression on me and my husband Dave. We play in our own band and some of the things we heard you do were so inspiring. I feel like your show was 70% enjoyment and 30% school (maybe the other way around), so thank you so much for that. I just wanted you guys to know how much we love what you guys are doing!" --Kelly Planer, Musician, Photographer
 


Events for November 2017
November's Featured Visual Artist is Sandra Scheuer, Exhibiting "Here and There"

From the Artist: "The works in this show were inspired by my life in the Catskills, my travels in Maine, New Mexico and Wyoming, and Italy, Mexico and South Africa, as well as through my studies at the Woodstock School of Art." [more]

Cedric Watson

Fri Nov 3
8:00pm
$20.00

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Cedric WatsonSpearheading the emerging generation of Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential.

"To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless. These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life's worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture." --Michael Doucet

Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, and adding his strong blues-inflected vocals, Cedric's creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer.
 
Opening reception for Sandra Scheuer's gallery exhibition

Sat Nov 4
2:00pm
Free

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Opening reception for Sandra Scheuer's gallery exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for artist Sandra Scheuer's show of paintings entitled "Here and There", displaying in the Cafe during the month of November 2017.

From the Artist: "The works in this show were inspired by my life in the Catskills, my travels in Maine, New Mexico and Wyoming, and Italy, Mexico and South Africa, as well as through my studies at the Woodstock School of Art."

She continues: "From the Artist: I am also drawn to the plight of endangered animals in an uncertain climate, and hope that works of art can be their voices. I enjoy painting outdoors in the spring and summer, and printmaking in the fall and winter."
 
Deni Bonet

Sat Nov 4
8:00pm
$15.00

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Deni BonetIt's no secret that Deni Bonet can rock a violin like nobody's business... or that she writes memorable songs that make you want to listen again and again and again. Dynamic and personable, she makes any venue intimate and cozy. She is, quite simply, a musical total package: a streak of aural and visual lightning, wielding a violin bow. At the same time, don't expect to sit back on your laurels and just watch - a Deni Bonet show is an experience in which you'd better be ready to have fun and participate, as anyone who has seen one of her passionate, powerful live performances will attest. Whether fronting her own band of outstanding players, or collaborating with anyone from Cyndi Lauper to R.E.M. to Sarah McLachlan, Deni has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, dynamic and entertaining performers on the live circuit.

Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still. She was an original cast member of National Public Radio's premier music show, Mountain Stage; performing in her own right and accompanying guests like Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, and the Indigo Girls; before leaving the show to form her own band.

Her music combines elements of straightforward rock, classic-styled pop and American folk, described by the Wall Street Journal as like "Sheryl Crow meets the B-52s". With her latest album, Bright Shiny Objects, it extends to sheer, ultra-high voltage, genre-defying brilliance, with pure classical training and precision playing.

Bright Shiny Objects, released on Zip Records (distributed by Sony RED), is a departure from her usual song-based material; this album is entirely instrumental. Deni has spent the past year and a half writing and recording with a Who's Who of some of the best musicians on the planet - including Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richard Barone (Bongos), Shawn Pelton (SNL), Will Lee (Letterman), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Ben Butler (Chris Botti), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz), and the list goes on and on.

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, on the Great Wall of China, and performed at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President. The October performance of her own songs with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will mark the debut of the "Deni Bonet: Orchestral" project.

"Tracks on the album soar high with vibrancy and her ability to stun from beginning to end" --No Depression

"Bound to be one of the standout records of 2017, I'm calling this early as one of my favorite records of the year." --Paste Magazine

"Just finished listening to this masterpiece. The playing is so damn rich and fine and tempered and textured; the melodies are strong and enveloping." --PopDose Magazine

"While she loves to have fun on stage, there are places in her show where she digs down deep and comes out with breathtaking violin solos worthy of the finest classical concert halls" --Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffè Lena, (the US's oldest and most prestigious coffeehouse)
 
Jim Kweskin

Sat Nov 11
8:00pm
$20.00

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Jim KweskinJim Kweskin is regarded as one of the most influential performers to emerge from the 1960s folk revival, having led his famous Kweskin Jug Band with fingerpicking finesse and an energizing repertoire of folk, blues, string band and ragtime songs. During the five years they were together in the 60s, the group successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a musical springboard for their good-humored performances. Featuring Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Fritz Richmond, Bill Keith, Richard Greene and other musical luminaries, they released six albums, toured the country extensively, and appeared often on national television. Because of their unrehearsed, impromptu interplay with the audience, their live performances were hailed as revolutionary.

Jim continues in the same tradition, appearing at venues throughout North America, Japan and Europe. He usually performs with some of the best back-up musicians in the country. Because of Jim's vast repertoire, and obvious love of the music, he is considered one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Nov 14
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Gil Villahermosa, Ralph Housman, Alfonse "Teslarian" Pinto, Mohonk Mountain Mamas, Dan Zlotnick, and Renee Finkelstein and chorus.
 
The Lowest Pair

Sat Nov 18
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lowest PairThe Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, draped in Kendl's high lonesome harmonies and Palmer's Midwest croon.

In Spring of 2016, Team Love Records released two new collections: Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It is Uneven. The albums could be viewed as two windows into the growing world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous releases, 36 cents and The Sacred Heart Sessions, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair to be backed by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.

"With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narrative, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today." --Paste Magazine

"World-class banjo riffs, timeless folk song influences, and haunting vocals" --KEXP, The Current
 
Tom Pacheco

Sat Nov 25
8:00pm
$15.00

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Tom PachecoA Peace Concert

No one can advance the cause of peace and justice through songwriting like Tom, who once again returns to the Cafe for a night of masterful folk artistry. This is the voice you need to hear in this season of thanks.

Brian Hollander will be accompanying Tom, playing Dobro.

"Whilst Mr. Springsteen draws on the inspiration of Guthrie, Seeger, etc.; Pacheco is the real thing, cut from the same cloth as those guys, with the same dust on his boots, and the same song in his heart." --Steve Morris, NetRhythms.co.uk
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Nov 28
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Kevin O'Connell, Geoff Samuels, Lucas Handwerker, Rachel and Will Van Carpels, Randy Niles, and David Meltzer.
 


Events for December 2017
Peter Karp Band

Sat Dec 2
8:00pm
$15.00

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Peter Karp BandSinger-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche, raised both in the swamps of New Jersey and trailer parks in southern Alabama. That will leave a mark. Karp masterfully crafts music fueled with a Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition, infusing genuine emotion, humor and candor.

As a songwriter Karp first saw national attention through his collaboration with guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, who recorded and toured with Karp on his first release. In 2008 Karp formed The Karp Foley Band with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley. With Karp as the principle songwriter, they released two CDs on Blind Pig that went to #1 on the Blues Chart.

In 2016 Karp released "The Arson's Match", a live show with Mick Taylor recorded by Sirius radio at The Bottom Line in NYC. This was nominated for 2 Blues Blast Awards in 2016, and Best Live Album from Blues 411 Jimi Awards.

This year's "Alabama Town" has been on the Blues Chart for most of the year also, and up for a few "Best Of" awards.

"Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it." --Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones

"Karp's one cool cookie, all right... from his muscular slide guitar soloing, to his observational and oh-so-true songwriting and, most of all, that soulful expressive voice of his, dripping with innuendo. Dude's entertaining as hell." --Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine

"Karp is his own man, an artist who blends roots music styles into something that transcends blues, country, R&B and swamp, John Prine's wordplay, Joe Ely's rocking instincts, Billy Joe Shaver's fatalistic outlook." --J. Poet, Allmusic.com
 
Bunkhouse Boys

Sat Dec 23
8:00pm
$10.00

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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
 


Events for January 2018
Richie & Rosie

Sat Jan 20, 2018
8:00pm
$12.00

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Richie & RosieRichie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo, performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Over the past four years they have collaborated in various projects and formed the duo after hours of jamming in Stearns' kitchen, experimenting with traditional and original songs. Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of this tradition.

Richie Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has led bands including the Horse Flies, and Donna the Buffalo. He has also played with countless others, and tours with Natalie Merchant. He is steeped in the traditions of American old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock, and country music.

Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer at the beginning of her music career. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in viola performance, and has become an integral part of the Ithaca old-time music community. Newton tours with The Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Red Dog Run, the Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy and occasionally The Pearly Snaps. She has taught fiddle at Sunshine Coast School of Celtic music, the Taylor Music Festival, and the Black Pot Camp.

"The air left the room when Richie and Rosie sang their first notes together... everyone had their breath taken away at once." --Jen Hughes, Bluegrass Today

"Rosie Newton is a truly monster old-time fiddler, and seems to be at the center of a real scene in Ithaca, New York. Not only is she a marvelously dexterous fiddler, pulling a huge variety of syncopated rhythms out of old-time bowing, but she's also a ferocious fiddler, tearing into a fiddle tune like a lioness tearing into a gazelle." --No Depression
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Jul-20-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-22-17: The Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley Quartet
Jul-25-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-27-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-29-17: Ameranouche
Aug-01-17: Stacie Flint
Aug-03-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-05-17: Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine
Aug-08-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-10-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-12-17: Slam Allen
Aug-13-17: Opening reception for Stacie Flint's gallery exhibition
Aug-17-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-19-17: Steve Riley and Racines
Aug-22-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-24-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-26-17: Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo Late 20th Century Quartet
Aug-31-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-01-17: Patti Gibbons
Sep-03-17: Opening reception for Patti Gibbons' gallery exhibition
Sep-07-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-09-17: Bunkhouse Boys Hurricane Relief Benefit
Sep-12-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Sep-14-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-16-17: Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Sep-21-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-23-17: Alessandra Belloni & Steve Gorn
Sep-24-17: Celtic Cafe
Sep-26-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Sep-28-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-30-17: Bovine Social Club
Oct-05-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-06-17: Crawfish Royale
Oct-07-17: Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo's Late 20th Century Quartet
Oct-10-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Oct-12-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-14-17: The Lucky Five
Oct-15-17: Opening reception for Emily Landaira's gallery exhibition

Click here for all past events since the middle of 2004.

Concert Information

Due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe, we have found the following policies to be neccessary:

  • No reservations will be accepted.
  • There are no advanced ticket sales.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis. We regret that we cannot hold seats for members of a party who have not yet arrived.
  • Dinner is served during the performances.
  • We require a $5 per person dinner minimum.
  • Avoid using portable electronic devices during a show, such as laptops, cell phones, and PDAs.
  • The cafe is a smoke-free environment. Please do not smoke within 20 feet of a door or opened window.


 
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