Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, December 8 at 1 pm

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Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia And The ScriptwriterI​n December we will be discussing Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa. The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 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 the first two months of 2021 is below.  New meeting time!!  We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

Future reads:

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

Zoom BAIN Downtown Monthly Social — November 27 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

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Presentation by Gary Graf — Arctic 1

Join BAIN Downtown for our month end social.  Let’s participate in an Arctic Adventure.  Gary Graf will be our guide through this part of his exciting past.  On Zoom.  

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.  Same as last month and the month before and the month before and …

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting on Zoom
Time: November 27, 9:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Zoom Tour — Calle Florida — Saturday, November 21 6 pm

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Florida street 
-where to go and what to see-virtual tour
Join us for this virtual tour to the iconic Florida Street, the most famous pedestrian mall in Buenos Aires


We will learn about the history of the street and the different places we can visit and even pay attention to venues that might pass unnoticed to a quick eye. Florida St can be a very busy street during the weekdays or an easy-to-walk way in Buenos Aires on a Sunday morning with a lot to offer to locals and tourists.

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

date: Saturday, 21st, November 2020time: 6 p.m. Buenos Aires time
cost: 550 pesos per person
payment: Via bank transfer or MercadoPagotype of course: online presentation via Zoom
duration: 1.5 hours
language: English
information/sign up: please contact  ezequielcerioni@gmail.com

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 — October 30 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

Share A Recent Good Thing

Join BAIN Downtown with some recent good thing to share.  On Zoom.  Glass in hand, note pad at hand.  We’ll have a global check in.

Share the name of (and link to) a Netflix show, movie, streaming event, activity, book, article that you have enjoyed recently.  Enquiring minds want to know.

Zoom meeting details:  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.  Same as last month and the month before and the month before and …

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting on Zoom
Time: October 30, 09:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, November 10 at 1 pm

I​n November we will be discussing Shining New Testament by Cliff Williamson. The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 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 and the first two months of 2021 is below.  New meeting time!!  We will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

Future reads:

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

Zoom Book Group — Tuesday, October 13 at 1 pm

I​n October we will be discussing What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. The meeting will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 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 and the first two months of 2021 is below.  New meeting time!!  We will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

 

Future reads:

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

Zoom BAIN Downtown Monthly Social — September 25 at 9 pm Buenos Aires Time

Show and Tell

Join BAIN Downtown for Show and Tell on Zoom.  Glass in hand, something to share.  We’ll have a global check in.

Share a painting, a joke, a song, a special object.  Use your imagination.

 

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

Topic: BAIN Downtown Monthly Meeting
Time: September 25, 2020 09:00 PM Buenos Aires Time

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

Zoom Book Group — September 14 at 2 pm

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

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

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