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Book Group — September 12 at 2 pm at ICANA in Belgrano

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

Please join us to discuss Regeneration by Pat Barker (256 pages). We welcome your presence whether you have read the book or not.

Our location for the second Tuesday of every month is ICANA, 3 de Febrero between Maure and Gorostiaga, Aula B in Sector Casa. Tell the guard you are with the BAIN Group.

A list of the books we are scheduled to read for the remainder of 2017 is below.

October          The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (384 pages)
November      The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick (256 pages)
December      to be decided — suggestions?

August Luncheon — August 24 at 12:30 — Cucina Italiana

Please RSVP to Michael 
mweldon213@yahoo.com
Phone – 4815-4660

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: SDS – Cucina Italiano – Talcahuano 475, 1er piso
Cost: 300 pesos

Tucked away on Talcahuano, behind the main court houses, is a little spot on the first floor with absolutely no signage. So far it has not been “discovered” or written up. The clientele currently are the legal professionals from the neighborhood. The genius behind the food may be familiar to some of you from a previous job where he got rave reviews as the head chef. Now, Salvatore has brought his two brothers from Italy to help out with the new venture. Everything is made on the premises or brought here from Italy!

The space itself is fairly small but does have a private room that can accommodate 20 people, that is where we will be having lunch. An early RSVP is recommended.

The menu will include pasta, of course, and other standard Italian choices. The 300 peso price includes your main course, dessert (Michael, as always, will be ordering the home-made Tiramisu) and beverage choice – wine or water, plus the tip.

Please RSVP to Michael to secure a place.

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)

August Social — August 25, Argenta Towers, 6 – 8 pm

Please send your RSVP to Toni at tonilin@aol.com

BAIN Downtown Monthly Social Get-Together
FRIDAY, August 25​​, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN Downtown members and guests are invited to this month’s BAIN social get-together.

The event will start at 6 p.m. BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Towers Hotel (Vivaldi Restaurant), Juncal 868, Microcenter

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge
Guests – 100 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 400 pesos.

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)

Book Group — August 8 — 2 pm — ICANA in Belgrano

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

Please join us to discuss Memories of a Marriage by Louis Begley. We welcome your presence whether you have read the book or not.

Our location for the second Tuesday of every month is ICANA, 3 de Febrero between Maure and Gorostiaga, Aula B in Sector Casa. Tell the guard you are with the BAIN Group.

A list of the books we are scheduled to read for the remainder of 2017 is below.
September     Regeneration Pat Barker (256 pages)
October          The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen (384 pages)
November      The Puttermesser Papers Cynthia Ozick (256 pages)
December      Anything is Possible Elizabeth Strout (273 pages)

Winter Ladies Night – July 19 at 7 pm – Fondue in Recoleta!

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Location: Grand Petit Hotel
Address: Azcuenaga 1505, Recoleta
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Deal: Fondue + 2 glasses of red, white or sparkling + water
BAIN members: 410 PESOS
Non-BAIN members: 450 pesos

This month we will enjoy fondue and wine in a small boutique hotel in Recoleta. The Grand Petit Hotel is in a gorgeous building from the early 20th century. The atmosphere is cozy and it will show us something of Argentina’s greatest years.
http://grandpetit.com.ar/
There will be lively conversation, fondue and the most important… girl friends time and chat!
First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.
Hope to see you there!
Silvia

Monthly Meeting — Strictly Social — Argenta Towers, July 28 at 6 pm

Please send your RSVP to Toni at tonilin@aol.com

BAIN Downtown Monthly Social Get-Together
FRIDAY, July 28​​, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN Downtown members and guests are invited to this month’s BAIN social get-together.

The event will start at 6 p.m. BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Towers Hotel (Vivaldi Restaurant), Juncal 868, Microcenter

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge
Guests – 100 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 400 pesos.

Monthly Luncheon — Dress up to go to the Centro Naval on July 27, Thursday

RSVP to mweldon213@yahoo.com

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: Centro Naval – corner of Cordoba and Florida, 6th floor
Cost:  220 or 250 pesos (see below)

This month we will try a relative newcomer, a 135 year old club that was established in May of 1882. This magnificent example of “belle epoque” architecture sits on the corner of Cordoba and Florida and is, of course, Centro Naval – the home of the Naval Officers Club.

The elegant dining room on the 6th floor offers several options. The daily executive menu offers a main course that changes daily, dessert, coffee and beverage (water, soft drink or wine). There is another special which adds an appetizer and more main course choices from the a la carte menu. Pricing with tip for the first choice will be 220 pesos, the second choice is 250 pesos. The dessert choices are served from a cart that includes flan, budin de pan, fresh fruit and a few other options. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for a reasonable 30 pesos.
Mandatory dress for this lunch will be SMART. The club has a dress code that does not allow shorts, denim, tee shirts, casual footwear, etc. On a recent visit where there were about 40 people dining, only four were not wearing jackets!
 
Please RSVP to secure a place.
Phone – 4815-4660

 

July Wine & Tapas — July 22 at 8 pm in Recoleta

Please join
BAIN Downtown
for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation
Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 8:00 pm

How does it work? Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members in a night of socializing and making new friends. We look forward to catching up with you!
There is space for a limited number of people, so please respond quickly. RSVP to chefvenetia@yahoo.com                 The address will be sent to you via email response.
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New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending. If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact a BAIN Board Member or go to http://www.baindowntown.com.
This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only and their personal guests. If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com
Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home. Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP, and if it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host of that fact in advance of the event.

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