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August Book Group — Palermo Soho — 2 pm August 14

At the August meeting we will be discussing Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein.

Our location for this meeting is in Palermo Soho at a lovely new venue.  The address is Costa Rica 4651.  RSVP to tonilin@aol.com to be put on the list of attendees.

Please join us for the discussion, whether or not you have read the book.  You are welcome to participate.  We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm.

A list of the books to be read for the remainder of 2018 is below.

Fyodor Dostoevsky — The Idiot — September 11, 2018
James Joyce — A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — October 9, 2018
Amos Oz — My Michael — November 13, 2018
Amor Towles — A Gentleman in Moscow —  December 11, 2018

July Monthly Social — July 27 — 6 pm at Argenta Tower Hotel

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We will be glad to see you.

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

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower 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 500 pesos.

July Wine & Tapas — RSVP Soon — July 21 in Barrio Norte — 8 to 11 pm

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation — space is limited to RSVP right away

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!

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.  The address will be sent to you via email response.  The event is from 8 to 11 in Barrio Norte on Saturday, July 21.

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.

July Book Group — July 10, 2 pm, Palermo — LONG Book

At the July meeting we will be discussing The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.  It is a long one, so start reading now!!

Our location for this meeting is in Palermo.  Address sent to you upon RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Please join us for the discussion, whether or not you have read the book.  You are welcome to join us.  We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm.

A list of the books to be read for the remainder of 2018 is below.

Amy Goldstein — Janesville: An American Story — August 8, 2018
Fyodor Dostoevsky — The Idiot — September 11, 2018
James Joyce — A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — October 9, 2018
Amos Oz — My Michael — November 13, 2018
Amor Towles — A Gentleman in Moscow —  December 11, 2018

July Walking Tour — Off to the city of La Plata — July 7, 9 am

When Buenos Aires was federalized and the province lost its capital to the National Government, a new capital city for the province was needed. La Plata is the result of 19th century planning.  It has beautiful buildings and avenues and is only one hour away from BA!

Itinerary: We will take the Roca Line train in Constitución Station to La Plata city. Once in La Plata we will walk to the La Plata Museum and spend around 1 hour seeing the most important exhibitions. Then we will head for the Dardo Rocha Passage Cultural Centre, and on our way we will take a look at Casa Curuchet, UNESCO heritage of modern architecture.

Lunch time

After Lunch , we will head for La Plata Cathedral and have access to its museum and one of its towers. On our way we will be able to appreciate and learn about the design of the city and the history of the buildings that make this city worth spending a day.

Come back to Constitución Station in Buenos Aires.

Date: Saturday, 7 July

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

Time: 09:00 am (punctuality requested)

Starting Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Finishing Point: Constitución station, subway Line C

Total Time: 7 hours approximately

Cost: 650 pesos for BAIN members / 700 pesos for non BAIN members (transportation, meals, drinks and souvenirs not included)

The cost includes: tickets to entrace the La Plata Museum and the La Plata Cathedral and guiding by Ezequiel Cerioni

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

Note 2: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Note 3: in case of rain the tour will be reschedule for Sunday 24th.

***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)

June Luncheon — June 26 12:30 pm, Nueva Casa Japonesa

Date:  Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time:  12:30 pm
Place: Nueva Casa Japonesa, Humberto    2357 (near the corner of Humberto 1°  and Pichincha)
Cost:   350 pesos – includes a non-alcoholic beverage and tip
RSVP to Michael Weldon to secure a place
4815-4660
 
This month we are heading to San Cristobal to enjoy a Japanese lunch. The location also features a Japanese market where you can buy almost any Japanese culinary items so be sure to bring your shopping bag!
 
The location is probably a bit off the grid for most newcomers but is easily accessible from the subte network. The restaurant is about 4 blocks away from Humberto 1° station on the H line and only 2 blocks away from the Pichincha station on the E line. For those more familiar with the bus routes, both the 53 and 126 stop a half block away and the 95 stops 2 blocks away.
 
The next information and two images are courtesy of  www.saltshaker.net.
Main courses and noodle dishes come with the option of just the dish, or as a “set”. The latter is a great option as a full meal. The sets come with a bowl of miso soup, a choice of three rices (white, yakimeshi – which is more or less Japanese fried rice, or onigiri – which are the seasoned and stuffed triangular rice balls), plus a salad, pickles, and a small side dish.
Below is the spicy ramen, which comes as a set with a rich chicken broth spiked with several types of picante, and a mix of chicken and chashu pork, plus a small bowl of extra chashu on the side to either eat solo or add into the ramen. One of the best spicy ramens  in town. (290 pesos)

The “extra” chashu ramen below is packed with a good amount of the pork, plus a bowl of more on the side, and a deep, murky pork broth. Very, very good, and certainly up there among the better ramens around. (310 pesos)

There is an extensive menu which includes several hot plates, udon dishes and special items. The full menu with pictures is included as attachments below. Make sure you check out the EBI UDON and the special SANMA TEISHOKU.  All of the set dishes include a non-alcoholic beverage as well as the items shown in the pictures.
Any appetizers, alcoholic beverage or dessert will be at your own additional cost.
 

June Monthly Social — June 29, 6-9 pm, Argenta Tower Hotel

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We will be glad to see you.

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

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower 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 500 pesos.

June Wine & Tapas in Caballito — Saturday, June 9, at 8 pm

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation

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!

RSVP to celiacriseo@rauljak.com.ar.  The address will be sent to you via email response.  The event is from 8 to 11 in Caballito on Saturday, June 9.

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.

June Book Group — Tuesday, June 12 at 2 pm in Palermo

At the June meeting we will be discussing two books by Oscar Wilde — The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Our location for this meeting is in Palermo.

Please join us for the discussion, whether or not you have read the books.  You are welcome to join us.  We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 pm.

Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.  The address of the meeting will be sent to you by email.   If you have a preference about the location of future meetings, please email tonilin@aol.com.

A list of the books to be read for the remainder of 2018 is below.

Henry James — The Portrait of a Lady — July 10, 2018
Amy Goldstein — Janesville: An American Story — August 8, 2018
Fyodor Dostoevsky — The Idiot — September 11, 2018
James Joyce — A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — October 9, 2018
Amos Oz — My Michael — November 13, 2018
Amor Towles — A Gentleman in Moscow —  December 11, 2018

Monthly Social — May 25 — 6 pm — Argenta Tower Hotel

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We will be glad to see you.

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

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower 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 500 pesos.

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