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Meet Me In the Courtyard

Every Friday for the month of August (weather permitting), Bennington Museum invites you to join us in the courtyard for a bite to eat and some informal entertainment by local creatives.

From 5pm to 8pm the Avocado Pit will set up shop in front of the Museum’s gates, serving delicious tacos, beer and wine. Food may be eaten anywhere on the grounds, and alcohol may be consumed within the gates and other designated areas. 

Any visitor who purchases food from the Avocado Pit or who presents a receipt from any other Bennington restaurant may enter the Museum for 50% off the price of admission.  The Museum is open until 8pm on Fridays.

From approximately 5:30pm to 7pm Bennington Museum will host performers in the courtyard, free of charge. The public is encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs and to arrive early as the courtyard capacity will be limited to 25 total.

The line-up:

August 7: Matt & Megan – Duologues

Megan & Matt honed their musical collaborations on family holiday mix tapes & gigs in Boston & NYC, and have taken their music together as far as the Shanghai Jazz Festival. Megan Demarest is a seasoned veteran of the musical theatre & cabaret scenes back east, while Matt Steckler is a jazz educator and critically-acclaimed performer. This evening promises a fresh look at songs from the jazz standard and popular music canons.


COVID Policies

MASKS: All visitors ages 2 and older must wear face coverings when inside the Museum. Jane Stickle Quilt masks will be for sale in the gift shop if you forget to bring your own.

TEMPERATURE: When entering the Museum all visitors will have their temperature checked and those with a temperature of over 100 will be asked to return another day.

HAND SANITIZER: Hand sanitizing stations are being made available throughout the Museum as well as in front of the entrance doorway.

DISTANCING: Guests in unrelated parties must maintain 6 feet of distance between each other both inside and outside the Museum.

A complete list of Museum COVID policies, Museum Admission, and Hours can be found on the VISIT page.