Bonnet House Museum & Gardens invites you to “The Veranda Sessions” a raw, creative musical experience on the Bonnet House Veranda. The first of two sessions features South Florida’s very own SOSOS with a folky, Americana sound on Thursday, February 7th followed by New York’s Avant garde jazz trio the Daniel Bennett Group on Thursday, March 28th.
Displaying a diverse balance of talent that brews up catchy
tunes, SOSOS captivates audiences with their smart musical melodies and lush
vocal harmonies. Unusual?.. Not really.
But, you could say SOSOS is a band that strays from the usual because
they solely base their music around acoustic root instruments. Upright bass,
pump organ, acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, djembe, drums, melodica, and
even a box of rocks at times keeps SOSOS generating their own brand of energy
even if the power lines go down!
Saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the
most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel
Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning
compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group
plays modern jazz, fused with elements of surf rock and avant-pop.
Both sessions take place from 6:30 – 9:00pm and include complimentary wine, beer and Redemption Whiskey samples. Tickets are $30 per concert.
Bonnet House has an ultimate
goal of ensuring our guests the “Ultimate Guest Experience.” Like any business, our goal is to offer our
guests an experience that they will remember and talk about while making
wonderful memories which will put a smile on their faces long after they leave
us when reflecting their visit at Bonnet House.
When calculating what will
make Bonnet House fulfil this objective, it was simple, seize all five senses
of the human configuration. Address each sense with a commitment of achieving total
customer satisfaction. I would like to think we are there or extremely close.
There are five human senses
that were needed to be addressed: Touch – Sight – Hearing – Smell – Taste. First,
touch – running your hands over the railing of Welcome Center Bridge
anticipating a pleasant experience that welcomes you to the second sense of
sight, the beautiful Bonnet House complimented by its orchids and natural
gardens. The tour through the home communicates the story and history of the
home embracing the sense of hearing. After the tour, a tram ride that greets
you to the sense of sight and also smell, enjoying the natural ambiance of the
property. These are four senses which
leads us to the last, taste.
Bonnet House proudly
presents The Little Café, sense number five, taste. After many years of discussions and plans
that were put aside due to lack of funds, The Little Café is now a reality
thanks to so many generous supporters.
Tuesday, January 15,
2019 was our official opening day. We listened to our guests’ request for food
and now our guests can enjoy a diverse menu which will appeal to those very
hungry or to those who just wish to enjoy something light. Either way, we will deliver. Our menu ranges from breakfast muffins to
lunch sandwiches, wraps, tuna and chicken salad with crackers including fresh
fruit to mention a few items. Let us not
forget our ice cream, Fruitique, which proved itself to be a success. Our
guests convene on our new patio under our blue and yellow umbrellas enjoying
the many fruit flavors we have to offer.
The ambience is so peaceful and relaxing, come join us for breakfast,
snacks and/or lunch.
Bonnet House is very
excited about this new venture. Please
join us for a bite, we welcome our guests, members and volunteers to come and
enjoy a peaceful lunch surrounded by the splendor of Bonnet House.
café, an orchid sales area presenting potted orchids are for sale. Not only can
you tour, shop and eat you can pick an orchid display to take home and enjoy.
Let us not forget the
gift shop. Every day we are welcoming
new inventory. Stop by and take a look, you will be pleasantly surprised of the
diverse inventory all complimenting Bonnet House’s history. We have been
mentioned on Trip Advisor by our guests very favorably as being eclectic and affordable,
something for everyone.
We at Bonnet House
are so proud of the transformation of the gift shop and the new addition of our
café and orchid shop. Thank you to everyone who supported both financially and
emotionally to this success.
Bonnet House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 65-0161955.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Support for the educational programs is provided in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 (954) 563-5393 www.bonnethouse.org
Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Last tour begins at 3:30 P.M. Closed Mondays, Holidays and May 2 & 3, 2020 for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show.