Most of the time, the Dunkin’ Donuts Florida cafe in Boynton Beach specializes in baking doughnuts and making coffee for visitors. But once a week, the doughnut shop turns into a red-hot karaoke club where senior Floridians can sing karaoke for free.
The very idea of throwing karaoke nights for senior people belongs to 78-year-old Ziggy Galit and his team that includes his retired friends and neighbors. Usually, they sing songs of their youth, starting from the 40s of the twentieth century. The most popular hits are classics like We are Family, My Way, Imagine, Sweet Caroline, and To All The Girls and others.
“I like to make people happy and distract their attention from problems and illnesses,” says Galit. “Once, sitting here doing nothing, I wondered if I could engage people into such an exciting activity as karaoke singing and cheer them up.”
Gallit discussed the idea with Dunkin’s manager. He explained that karaoke is capable of making many people happy and will definitely make them feel like teens again. The cafe management liked the idea. Moreover, they made advances to the senior man and were kind enough to buy a karaoke machine for the venue.
“Since we started, more and more people are visiting our spot to sing. Many take a great deal of pleasure by singing as if they were superstars. Visitors bring their lists of songs and bring friends and children to have fun together,” adds Galit.
Cafe managers consider karaoke nights a great idea. To some extent, they repay the debt to the community of people who supported their venue for many years by drinking coffee and eating doughnuts.