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Welcome to the Dryden Community Center Café!

The Dryden Community Center Café is a nonprofit community center, run by volunteers, with the goal of offering the Dryden community and surrounding areas a relaxed and welcoming place to gather for coffee, conversation, music and events. Come in and experience a community center where strangers become neighbors and neighbors become friends while making Dryden a better place to live.

October 17, 2019

TODAY'S SPECIAL: Sandwich, Quiche's and more!!!

Greek Panini: Turkey, Artichoke, Tomato, Mozzarrella and Pesto Mayonnaise Grilled on Focaccia ---- Meat Quiche: Broccoli, Bacon, Cheddar ---- Vegetable Quiche: Spinach, Broccoli, Cheddar ---- Soup: Split Pea and Ham ---- Rob's Beef Chili !!!!! ---- Special Drink: Fall in Love!!

Special Events

October 26, 2019
Halloween Karaoke Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Dryden Community Center Cafe is proud to present a Halloween Karaoke Party on October 26th. Come dressed up in your favorite costume. Sing your heart out with our favorite Karaoke man Mike McWilliams. Kitchen will be open and this is a BYOB event.
November 9, 2019
Chili Cookoff at Cafe!!!
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Dryden Community Center Cafe is happy to announce the 13th Annual Chili Cook Off and Apple Pie Contest. All local organizations are invited to enter their favorite chili. Plan to enter an apple pie and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. Bring the family and enjoy the great food.

Upcoming Events

October 17, 2019
Spaghetti Night at the Cafe
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come by from 5-7pm for all you can eat spaghetti dinner with cafe marinara sauce! Includes french bread and a side salad and add our homemade meatballs if you like.
October 17, 2019
The Secret Wisdom of Nature
Time: 7:00 PM
The Southworth Library Presents... The Secret Wisdom of Nature & The Balance of Life. Join special guest Will Pryor founder of Wolf Mountain Nature Center in Smyrna NY, for a discussion of wolves and man. See the flyer at the Library for more details.
October 18, 2019
Preschool Story Hour at Library
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come to our preschool story hour held every Friday morning at 10am in the Children's Room. All preschool aged children and their caregivers are encouraged to join us in discovering the pleasure of reading as we explore the wild and wonderful world of books with stories, activities and snacks. Revisit the favorites you enjoyed as a child or choose from the exciting new materials purchased every month. We'll also serve healthy snacks and lead your child through a simple craft or activity. Don't miss upcoming programs on Animal Buddies with the Tompkins County SPCA and friends, Playdoh Pizzazz and Valentine's Fun. To get more information or to volunteer to read, call the library at 844-4782 or email us at

**Please Note** - Our Phone Number has changed. Our new number is 607-844-5552. This change is part of an upgrade to our phone and internet services. We would like to sincely thank Frontier Communications who have provided free internet and Wifi services for the last 10 years. However, the DSL service Frontier provided was no longer meeting the needs of the Cafe or our customers. The cafe now offers free, 100MB (download) WiFi to our customers and users of this community space. Come check it out!

Looking to renew your membership? Download the Membership Form.