Zoom Book Group — September 14 at 2 pm

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I​n September we will be discussing Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. The meeting will be held at 2 pm on Monday, September 14 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed for the remainder of 2020 and the first two months of 2021 is below.  As always, we will meet the second Monday of each month at 2 pm.  Watch for changes here on the website and also in your email.  Comments are always welcome.

October — What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt, 386 pages, published 2004

November — Shining New Testament by Cliff Williamson, 600 pages, pre publication

December — Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llhosa, 388 pages, published 2011

January 2021 — Disappearing Earth by  Julia Phillips, 262 pages, published 2019

February 2021 — On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

Book Group — August 10 — 2 pm — Zoom

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I​n August we will be discussing The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The meeting will be held at 2 pm on Monday, August 10 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed for the remainder of 2020 is below.  As always, we will meet the second Monday of each month at 2 pm.  Watch for changes here on the website and also in your email.  Comments are always welcome.

September — Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, 304 pages, published 2018

October — What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt, 386 pages, published 2004

November — Shining New Testament by Cliff Williamson, 600 pages, pre publication

December — Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llhosa, 388 pages, published 2011

January 2021 — Disappearing Earth by  Julia Phillips, 262 pages, published 2019

February 2021 — On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, 256 pages, published 2019

Information from Final Tramites Zoom Meeting, May 15, 2020

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Have questions about the laws and protocols of getting your affairs in order here in Argentina?  Want to know more about end of life issues in Buenos Aires?

On May 15, on Zoom, BAIN member Helen Wilkie facilitated a 3-part presentation. Family lawyer Laura Falabella and her partner Alejandro Breit presented Argentine succession and testamentary requirements, Helen Wilkie presented a summary of funeral information, and Cliff Williamson talked about transportation of goods and remains.  A question-and-answer period followed.

As a reference for attendees and those who want resources to learn more, see below video of the Final Tramites Zoom session, and (below that) links to pdfs the participants provided.

Food Delivery??

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For those of you in Buenos Aires, we thought you might like to share some food delivery experiences we have had.  Share yours on the BAIN Downtown Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/pages/Buenos-Aires-International-Newcomers-BAIN-Downtown/105505852875711).

Here are two of mine (neither BAIN DT nor I have any financial relationship with these sources):

Cheeky Bag — food comes in plastic bags to boil for 10 minutes or so.  Contact English speaker owner Mike Scrimshaw at WhatsApp +54 9 11 6918 0818.  Each main plus side is AR$600.  Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Chicken Tinga, Coconut Curry, Thai Red Curry, Jerk Pork & Gravy.  We liked the Beef and Coq au Vin!!

Milena Pasta — order at PedidosYa.  Great pasta, great selection, great sauces (we are partial to the mushroom sauce).

I know you are foodies, so please enjoy and share.

Share your favorites with us on the BAIN DT FaceBook page.

Best.

Toni

Some Sources of Information

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We are certainly missing getting together with you.  Here are some sources and information that you might find useful in this time of social distancing.  Just in case these are useful for you.  Stay healthy, stay in, stay connected.  So hope to see you soon, even if only virtually.
Your BAIN Downtown Board

Official Information/Restrictions on Argentine Social Isolation

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/coronavirus/aislamiento

US Expats To Receive Coronavirus Stimulus Payments

Buenos Aires Times
The Bubble

Cancellation of BAIN DT Events for March and Until Further Notice

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Dear BAIN Downtown Members:

The challenging and changing coronavirus conditions we are experiencing have led the BAIN Board to the conclusion that all BAIN Downtown events for the month of March will be cancelled. For planning purposes, please assume that all BAIN Downtown events for the near future are cancelled. When the situation changes, we will notify you of the resumption of events as usual.

That said, use your own judgement about getting together as you feel comfortable.

Stay tuned for updates, and stay well.

Best wishes,
BAIN Downtown Board of Directors

Monthly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — Friday, March 27 — 6 – 8 pm

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The March Social will be held at the Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745.  Please join us on Friday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm.  Meet the many new members and greet those who are back in town.

At the social, BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer.

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745, CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

P.S.  Two more things.  The photo contest and the BAIN Survey!!  Please give us your input.  baindowntown@gmail.com.

Zoom BAIN Downtown Monthly Social — August 28, 2020 09:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Join BAIN Downtown for a check in on Zoom.  Glass in hand, story to tell.  We’ll have a global check in.

We’re going to see how well we know each other.  Send a sentence about yourself that we might not know.  We will guess who is being described.  Send it in advance to tonilin@aol.com.

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting
Time: August 28, 2020 09:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

July Monthly Social on Zoom — July 31 at 9 pm BA time

Join BAIN Downtown for a check in on Zoom.  Glass in hand, story to tell.  We’ll have a global check in.  And maybe some entertainment?  If you have a song to sing or a poem to recite or a dance to do, or … let us know at baindowntown@gmail.com so we can schedule your performance.

 

Zoom meeting details:

BAIN Downtown is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting
Time: Jul 31, 2020 09:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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July Book Group Meeting — July 13, 2 pm, Zoom

I​n July we will be discussing The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. The meeting will be held at 2 pm on Monday, July 13 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed for the remainder of 2020 is below.  As always, we will meet the second Monday of each month at 2 pm.  Watch for changes here on the website and also in your email.  Comments are always welcome.

The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald 218 1922 August
Fruit of the Drunken Tree Ingrid Rojas Contreras 304 2018 September
What I Loved Siri Hustvedt 386 2004 October
Shining New Testament Cliff Williamson 600 202x November
Aunt Julia and the Script Writer Mario Vargas Llhosa 388 2011 December
Disappearing Earth  Julia Phillips 262 2019 January
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong 256 2019 February

June Book Group — Monday, June 8 at 2 pm on Zoom

I​n June we will be discussing Fleishman is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The meeting will be held at 2 pm on Monday, June 8 on Zoom.

Please RSVP from the account you want to use for the meeting to tonilin@aol.com and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.  If you are new to Zoom, email tonilin@aol.com to arrange a test run.

The list of books to be discussed for the remainder of 2020 is below.  As always, we will meet the second Monday of each month at 2 pm.  Watch for changes here on the website and also in your email.  Comments are always welcome.

Fleishman Is in Trouble Taffy Brodesser-Akner 376 2019 June
The Muralist B. A. Shapir 369 2015 July
The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald 218 1922 August
Fruit of the Drunken Tree Ingrid Rojas Contreras 304 2018 September
What I Loved Siri Hustvedt 386 2004 October
Shining New Testament Cliff Williamson 600 202x November
Aunt Julia and the Script Writer Mario Vargas Llhosa 388 2011 December
Disappearing Earth  Julia Phillips 262 2019 January
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong 256 2019 February

Virtual Tour of Centro Cultural Kirchner — Saturday, May 2, 6 pm

Centro Cultural Kirchner
An Example of Republican Monumental Architecture in Argentina

BAIN member Ezequiel Cerioni invites you to join an online tour to discover one of the most beautiful buildings in the City of Buenos Aires. Learn about the history of the building and see the changes it has gone through.

Presentation mode: The presentation will be given via Skype where the participants will be asked to keep their microphones off during the presentation. Questions can be written in the chat section of Skype and they will be read and answered at the end of the presentation by the speaker, orally .

Payment can be done via a) Bank Transfer (the speaker will give you the bank information for the transfer upon sign up) or b) Mercado Pago (you will receive a Mercado Pago link to make the payment using your credit card information).

Cancellation policy: no refunds will apply after signing up and paying so make sure you can make it before signing up . No exceptions, please. In the event that you miss the presentation for any reason (including technical problems on your end) the speaker will be happy to share with you a video of the presentation.

date: Saturday, 2nd of May, 2020

time: 06 p.m. Buenos Aires time

cost: 500 pesos

payment: bank transfer or Mercado Pago

type of course: online presentation via Skype

duration: 90 minutes

language: English

information/sign up: please contact ezequielcerioni@gmail.com