Museum and Lunch — November 7 — Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and Edelweiss

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf @gmail.com.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 7th

Lunch: Meeting time  11:50 am,  Zum Edelweiss, Libertad 431. For a total of 600 pesos (including tip and cover charge) we get appetizer, main course (choice of 4), dessert and 1 drink (water, wine, beer or gaseosa). Extra glass of wine is 100 pesos.

Museum: Meeting time 14:15, Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, Riobamba 750,  inside the doors. The free  guided tour in English.  A quirky little museum with pipes and plumbing fixtures — very highly rated.

You can attend the lunch or museum or both. If you wish to do the museum tour you have to respond by Nov. 1 with your document number (DNI or passport  and country of issue) because this is a museum requirement.  For the lunch RSVP on or before Nov. 5th.

RSVP to Joanna Graf,  jsharpegraf @gmail.com.

Walking Tour of the Barracas Neighborhood — Saturday, May 12 at 10 am

When the South became industrial

Continuing our tours of neighborhoods of Buenos Aires we will reach the very southern limits of the city by visiting Barracas. The area was once an industrial one, populated by immigrants and then nearly forgotten in the 90´s. During the last years, a process of gentrification is giving some parts of the “barrio” a new cultural movement.

We will see the biggest mural in Argentina, among others. We will also walk Pasaje Lanín and learn the stories that marked the lives of the families that lived in the neighborhood.

Meet the artist:  We will also have access to Marino Santa María´s art studio.  He decorated Pasaje Lanín and we will meet up with him!

Sign up! Don´t miss it

 

Date: Saturday, 12 May

Meeting Point: Constitución station, Subway Line C (from there we will take the Roca train line to Barracas)

Time: 10:00 am (punctuality requested)

Starting Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Finishing Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Total Time: 3 hours

Cost: 300 pesos for BAIN members / 330 pesos for non BAIN members

Note 1: SUBE card will be needed, so don´t forget to bring one!

Note 2: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

***IMPORTANT: Make sure you can make it when signing up. If you sign up  and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

(When signing up, please include your cell phone number.)

 

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a certiffied tour guide. Previous walking tours he has led for BAIN include:

  • Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
  • “Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
  • “Alvear Avenue: When the Outskirts Became Glamorous” (June 2017)
  • “Parque Lezama: Uncovering the Myths of the Foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
  • “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía Neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)
  • “Corrientes Avenue” (October 2017)
  • And Tours to Montserrat I and II (February and April 2018)

Tour of Montserrat – Walk 1 — Avenida de Mayo – February 18 at 11 am

Monserrat and San Telmo are the most historical neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Yet Monserrat is less well-known and is often confused with San Telmo, even though it is the location of the most important buildings in the city – buildings where many national and local decisions are made.

Montserrat may be small but it has a lot of history in its streets and venues.  For this reason, we have decided to visit it twice, on two different walks.

Please join us for this first tour of the year.  Walk with us along Montserrat´s most important avenue: Avenida de Mayo. We will also talk about Plaza de Mayo and Plaza del Congreso.  In addition, we will visit the Casa de la Cultura Building (formerly the Diario La Prensa).

 

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Date: Sunday 18, February

Time: 11:00am

Starting Point: 560 Avenida de Mayo

Finishing Point: Corner or Rivadavia and Callao Avenues

Total time: 2.5 hours

Cost: 300 pesos for BAIN members / 330 pesos for non BAIN members

Note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

 

***IMPORTANT: If you sign up for this tour and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

(When signing up, please include your cell phone number.)

 

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a certificate tour guide. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN, including:

  • Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
  • “Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
  • “Alvear Avenue: When the Outskirts Became Glamorous” (June 2017)
  • “Parque Lezama: Uncovering the Myths of the Foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
  • “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía Neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)
  • And the last tour of 2017 “Corrientes Avenue” (October 2017)

 

Walking Tour — The Parks of the West — Saturday, August 26, 2 pm

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com (when signing up please add your cell phone number)We

will learn about:
Parque Chas and Agronomía neighborhoods, the new “barrios” in the early 20th century

We would like you to join us on a walking tour in the city. This time we will head west of Buenos Aires to walk through the labyrinthine streets of Parque Chas and visit the Park Agronomía.

The tour: We will walk through the streets of Parque Chas, and learn about its origin and how it fits into the city of Buenos Aires. We will see the centre of a neighbourhood and neighbourhood identity.
-Beliefs of the People: La Virgen Desatanudos.
-The Park of Agronomía in the context of the parks of Buenos Aires. >The working class housing: from inexpensive houses to a balm of calmness in a hectic city.
-The University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
=Pachamama: the month of Mother Earth.

We will finish the tour with a visit to the botanical garden of the UBA and a sensorial experience that will connect our senses to Mother Earth in a new way by being a part of the park. Don´t miss it!

Date: Saturday, 26 August
Start time: 2 p.m. (please be on time!)
Total time: Approximately 2 hours
(In case of rain, the tour is rescheduled to Saturday, 2 September.)
Cost: 280 pesos for BAIN Downtown members, 330 pesos for non-BAIN Downtown members (This includes entrance to Botanical Garden and sensorial experience.)

Meeting point: Corner of Avenida Triunvirato and Avenida De los Incas (there is a Farmacity; Los Incas station, B line)
Finishing point: Avenida San Martín 4800 (there is a Metrobús station)

Note 1: The starting point is different from the finishing point.
Note 2: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

***PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a tour guide. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN, including:

Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)

Colors in La Boca Neighborhood (May 2017)

Alvear Avenue: When the outskirts became glamorous (June 2017)

Parque Lezama: Uncovering the myths of the foundation of Buenos Aires (July 2017)

Walking Tour — Parque Lezama — Sunday, July 30 at 2:30 pm

Parque Lezama: Uncovering the myths of the foundation of Buenos Aires

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com (when signing up please add your cell phone number)

Many cities have myths of their foundation; Buenos Aires has its own. We will walk parts of Parque Lezama, going back in time to learn about the moments of the foundation of Buenos Aires, and how these became part of the construction of a possible Argentine national identity. We will also visit some selected elements of the National Historic Museum, connecting the park, the museum and Argentine identity.

Cost: BAIN Downtown member: 250 pesos
Non-BAIN Downtown member: 300 pesos

Date: Sunday, July 30
Time: 14:30hs

Meeting Point: At the intersection of Defensa and Brasil streets, near Parque Lezama.

Finishing Point: Same as starting point.

Total Time: Approximately 2 hours.

Note 1: Wear comfortable shoes.

Note 2: In case of heavy rain, the tour is rescheduled to Sunday, August 6. Prior notice will be given.

We can accommodate only a small group, so sign up early!

​​***PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN, including:

Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)

Colors in La Boca Neighborhood (May 2017)

and the recent “Alvear Avenue: When the outskirts became glamorous” (June 2017)

Walking Tour — Avenida Alvear — Sunday, June 25, 2 pm

When the outskirts became glamorous

Please join us for the third walking tour in the city of Buenos Aires. While walking we will learn about the buildings, their former owners, the history of the area and how Alvear Avenue became one of the most glamorous streets in the city.

Cost: BAIN Downtown member: 250 pesos
Non-BAIN Downtown member: 300 pesos

Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 2 pm

Meeting Point: Catalunya Square (corner of Arroyo and 9 de Julio Ave, right across from the French Embassy)

Finishing Point: Alvear Avenue and Ayacucho

Total Time: Approximately 2 hours

Note 1: Wear comfortable shoes.

Note 2: In case of heavy rain, the tour will be rescheduled to Sunday, July 2nd at the same time. A notice will be sent by Ezequiel.

We can accommodate only a small group, so sign up early!

***PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up and then can’t come, let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown. He has presented lectures at several BAIN meetings and led walking tours for BAIN including:

– Colors in La Boca” (May 2017)
– Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)

 

La Boca Guided Tour — May

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com 

Colors in La Boca

A guided walk through one of the most picturesque areas of the city

La Boca is known around the world and visited by every tourist who comes to Buenos Aires. But we don’t often connect the modern La Boca with the city’s history. On this tour we will take a look at La Boca with a different lens, relating the Río de La Plata with the work of the well known La Boca painter Benito Quinquela Martín.

Ezequiel will guide us through Caminito Street, a former tenement, and then take us to visit one of the floors of the Quinquela Martín Museum.
Cost: BAIN Downtown member: 240 pesos
Non-BAIN Downtown member: 290 pesos

The cost includes the entrance to the Quinquela Martín Museum.

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 10:00 am

Meeting Point: At the entrance of Fundación Proa, 1929 Don Pedro de Mendoza Avenue. Buenos Aires

Finishing Point: Same as the starting point.

Total Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Note 1: Wear comfortable shoes.
Note 2: in case of heavy rain, the tour is rescheduled to Sunday, the 28th, same time, prior notice.

We can accommodate only a small group, so sign up early!

***PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN. In addition, he has presented lectures at several BAIN meetings, including:

• >The 2001 Argentine Crisis (2009)

• >Argentina’s May 1810 Revolution – Truths, Myths and Symbols, and how they have changed (2010)

• >Seminar on Argentina History – from 1891 to 2003 (2010)

• >Seminar on Argentine History – from colonial times to 2003 (2012)

• And the recent Subway tour “Buenos Aires from below” (April – 2017)

Museum Tour – Centro Naval – May 31, Tuesday

Please  RSVP  to Raúl Ulloa  at  telephone number 4806   1347  or leave a message on his answering machine

BAIN Museums and More, under the sponsorship of Raul Ulloa, is pleased to invite you to a visit of the CENTRO NAVAL  at Florida 801, at the corner of Córdoba and Florida, on Tuesday, May 31st  at noon (12:00).

Tickets will cost 150 pesos cash. There will be a guided tour in Spanish that we will be glad to translate on the spot.

Please  RSVP  to Raúl Ulloa  at  4806   1347  or leave a message on the answering machine  asap.  We need to know the number of attendees in order to make a reservation.

 

Centro Naval is a magnificent building inaugurated on May 14   1914.  Based on the French architecture of the Belle Epoque, it is decorated with paintings mounted in gilt-leaf frescos.

It is the central seat of a traditional civil association founded in 1882 by a group of young Marines to serve as a font of professional knowledge. At present the building is used for exhibitions, conferences, concerts, academic and social activities  and  tournaments from different disciplines.  It also houses a  library, a  hotel, and a restaurant.

Tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

English guided tour at the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

When: Tuesday Nov 17
Where: MNAD, Av. del Libertador 1902
Time: Guided tour starts at 14.30hr
Price: AR $ 50
Meeting point: Restaurant Croque Madame at the same address where we can meet before the tour for a lunch or coffee.
I will be there at 13.00.
 
RSVP: Jolanda Maltha
 
The Museum, dedicated to the decorative arts, situated in a magnificent residence of French neoclassical style, built in the early twentieth century was declared artistic historical monument May 16, 1997.
 
The current inventory exceeds 4,000 objects, ranging from Roman sculptures to contemporary silverware handmade creations. The greatest interest of the collection lies in parts of European decorative arts and oriental sculptures and paintings from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, many of which belonged to the family Errázuriz Alvear.
 
More information: www.mnad.org

October Museums and More — Graffitimundo — reserve now

You can also obtain your tickets for the November 19th End of Year party. Members: AR$300 if purchased by October 31, AR$400 if purchased after October 31. Non-members: AR$500.

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NEXT TOUR:
GRAFFITI AND STREET ART TOUR
THE NORTH CITY TOUR

The tour covers the north of the city and provides a visually stunning introduction to the vibrant world of urban art in Buenos Aires and its compelling history. We explore the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo. These neighbourhoods feature a rich variety of art from leading local and international artists.

We will take The North City Tour guided by Graffitimundo. It is lead in English, and we explore both on foot and using their private air-conditioned minibus. The tour finishes in Post Bar in Palermo, home to the unique artist run street art gallery Hollywood and Cambodia.
– starts at 3pm in Colegiales and finishes at 6pm in Palermo
– includes mini-guide to Buenos Aires
– $25 USD per person 15% discount for our group

Wednesday October 21st at 3 pm in Colegiales.
There are two options to book this: pay on the graffitimundo website with your credit card or you pay Jolanda in AR pesos cash asap (official exchange rate on the day of payment).
If you would to participate in the tour, let Jolanda know this week since Graffitimundo needs to hold our spot for us.

RSVP: Jolanda Maltha
email: jmaltha@hotmail.com
phone: 11 6028-2682