The City of Coral Gables and the Merrick House Governing Board presents Sundays on the Porch with George, a series of engaging events showcasing the Merrick House and Gardens. The inaugural event, “Swing into Fall,” takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. The Merrick House is located at 907 Coral Way.
On the beautiful Merrick House lawn, enjoy an afternoon of early 20th Century jazz performed by the renowned CAP All-Star Jazz Ensemble. This diverse, nationally recognized group of young, aspiring student musicians is affiliated with the historic Coral Gables Congregational Church, renowned for its Community Arts programs.
Considered the oldest established organization in Coral Gables, the church was founded in 1923 by George Merrick to honor his father, Solomon, a New England Congregational minister who moved his family to South Florida in 1899.
Schedule of festivities include:
1 p.m.: Concert begins with welcome remarks by noted South Florida historian Arva Moore Parks.
Intermission and post concert: Docent-guided tours of the Merrick House for a nominal fee. Through 4 p.m.: MexZican Gourmet & Dolci Peccati Gelato food trucks serving kid friendly menu items for purchase, lawn games.
Bring your dancing shoes and swing under the Merrick House grand veranda. The Merrick House is located at 907 Coral Way.
Althea’s Garden Party, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m.;
Annual Holiday Open House,
Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m.; Solomon’s Fruit Festival, Jan.
12, 2014, 1-4 p.m.; Eunice Peacock & George Merrick’s Wedding Celebration, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m.;
Merrick House Art Festival, Mar. 9, 1-4 p.m., and
Patchwork of Poetry, Apr. 6, 1- 4 p.m.