40 Years Of Great Live Music & Dining!
Since November 1972, the Towne Crier Cafe has presented the finest in live folk, jazz, blues, Celtic, bluegrass, cajun, zydeco, roots and world music. Connoisseurs of fine dining and live music from throughout Upstate New York's Hudson Valley have found it worth the little adventure to visit our intimate club in the Pawling - Quaker Hill area in Dutchess County for evenings with talent such as Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Arlo Guthrie, Lucinda Williams, Don McLean, Richie Havens, Livingston Taylor, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, Suzanne Vega, Leon Redbone and many, many more who have performed on our stage.
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More Than Just Great Music
Our highly acclaimed dining experience features a variety of delicacies, prepared fresh by our executive chef, Erich Panhofer, and our renowned pastry chef Mary Ciganer. See our menus.
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DIRECTIONS to the TOWNE CRIER CAFE
130 Route 22
From the Intersection of I-84 and I-684 at Brewster, NY:
Follow Route 22 North (the extension of I-684). We are on your right, 11.5 miles North of 84.
Take I-84 West to exit 20, then follow Route 22 North for 11.5 miles. We are on your right.
Take Route 55 East to Route 22 South. We are 1.2 miles South of 55 on your left.
From points West:
Take I-84 East to exit 18 (Patterson/ Route 311/ Lake Carmel). At the stop sign, turn left and follow Route 311 East to the end, where you will turn left onto Route 22. Follow Rt 22 for 1-1/4 miles. We are on the right.
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(about 20 minutes away)
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Harlem Valley train line, servicing Pawling
Train Station Taxi
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LOCAL NOTABLES, PAST & PRESENT
Lowell Thomas, writer, broadcaster and traveller; perhaps best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous.
Edward R. Murrow, radio & television broadcast journalism pioneer; produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy; recipient of numerous prestigeous awards.
James Earl Jones, film actor (Star Wars, Roots: The Next Generations, Field Of Dreams, Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear And Present Danger); stage actor (Tony Awards for The Great White Hope in 1969 and Fences in 1987; also Shakespearian stage roles).
Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking; a founder of Guideposts magazine.
Sally Jessy Raphael, talk show host.
William Bernard Ziff, Jr., publishing
Paul Tudor Jones, multi-billionaire commodity trader
Towne Crier Cafe
Open evenings Wed thru Sun; Closed Mon & Tues
130 Route 22, Pawling, NY · (845) 855-1300