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Tuesday 22nd of August

About Us:


A street-view of the cafe

The Moon & River Cafe has been in Schenectady for over ten years, serving a mostly-vegetarian menu and known for it's coffee, "dark and delicious".

There is entertainment nightly, usually free and usually starting at 7pm. (click "When" (on the menu-bar) for schedules.)

The Cafe (at 115 South Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY 12205 - (518) 382-1938) is open daily 9am to 9pm.

The Cafe is home to the RockStar Open-Mic with Dan Goodspeed hosting the area's longest running open mic (pdf file), Sundays at 7:30pm. (Signup early)


Picture of Richard Genest

Richard Genest, the proprietor of the cafe, operated the famous and former "Mother Earth's Cafe" in Albany, after moving from Ithaca, where he founded the ABC Cafe over 30 years ago.


Everyone is welcome at the cafe, even if no purchase is made, but all are encouraged to give appropriate gratuities to the performers, who work only for tips.



performer

With entertainment 7 nights a week, what kind of music can you expect to hear? blues, classical, country, electronic, dance, electronica, funk, gospel, grunge, hip hop, jazz, Latin American, metal, progressive rock, reggae, punk rock, rhythm and blues, rock, ska, and more.


looking towards state st

Looking up the street to the left (south), one can catch a glimpse of our neighbor, "Slicks' Tavern" and a block further away is State Street. The Mohawk River is 2.5 blocks north of the Cafe.

People of all ages and walks of life visit our cafe, and while some enjoy a quiet book while sipping their tea, it is not unusual to hear or participate in a lively discussion about politics, the cost of gas, religion, the correct serving temperature of beer, or any other imaginable topic. Our guests are an eclectic bunch. Join us!


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Koffee Kwotes / Trivia

Coffee berries do not ripen uniformly. The same branch may display ripe red berries, unripe green berries and overripe black berries. Conscientious pickers select only the ripe berries.

Good to Know

"Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. "

- Richard Watson Gilder

Visit our Friends & Neighbors

Take the Bus!

Any ONE bus ride is $1.50 (or less) and you can ride the bus(es) ALL DAY for $4. Why DRIVE to Saratoga when the bus runs every hour, leaving Schenectady at 35 minutes after the hour?

Bicycling:

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.

Louis J. Helle, Jr.

August 22, 2017, 2:46 pm