We will be open our regular hours throughout the weekend — Friday, 7:30 am – 8 pm, Saturday 7:30 am – 8 pm and Sunday, 7:30 am – 3 pm — but we will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.
Village Square Café is a casual eatery and neighborhood gathering spot serving fresh, simple fare in a warm & inviting setting. We are located in the lovely Village of Cross Keys in Roland Park.
Stop by the Village Square Cafe on Saturday evenings from 6-7:30 pm to hear live music. Each week we feature different local musicians.
Upcoming musicians include:
August 30: Buzz Merrick & Tom Critzer (Classic & Original Acoustic Folk)
September 6: Scott Fulton (Folk/Acoustic)
September 13: Mark Shapiro & The String Thing (Folk/Rock)
September 20: The Powell Younger Project (R&B/Soul/Blues)
September 27: Terry Gourley & Friends (Folk/Rock Fusion)
Hopkins Graduate and Author Ebonye Octavia Gussine will discuss her debut novel, Somewhat Close to Normal: A Native New Yorker Examines September 11th’s Impact on the Lives of Minorities.
About the Book:
Somewhat Close to Normal is set in a post 9/11 New York City where a group of friends and the people they encounter struggle to face a world irrevocably changed by the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. Spanning a cultural and ethnic mosaic, the characters learn to love, live and stay strong in a world unlike the one they have ever known.
Hope and determination are at the center of this novel. The rules of their world have changed, but the cast of characters learn not only how to live with these new changes, but how their efforts can help define the way society sees them, and the way they see themselves.
About the Author:
Ebonye Octavia Gussine is a Jamaican-American who was born and raised in Queens, New York. She earned a B.A. from John Hopkins University and a M.S. from CUNY School of Professional Studies. Two years after she witnessed the fall of the Twin Towers, she began writing about the impact of that experience. These drafts evolved into her debut novel, Somewhat Close to Normal. She has one child and lives with her husband in Northern California.