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Celebrate US and Argentine Independence Days at The American Club

They're throwing a lunch on July 3rd to celebrate both holidays.

By | [email protected] | June 25, 2019 11:00am

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There are plenty of things that bond the U.S. and Argentina, but here’s one that maybe you hadn’t thought about before: both countries celebrate their independence days in the month of July – five days apart to be more precise. Taking advantage of such a nice coincidence, The American Club has decided to throw a lunch on July 3rd to commemorate both holidays and will include a group of special guests, including U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Edward Prado and representatives from the Argentine government. To top it all off, Argentine vocalist Mary Zeta will be in charge of entertaining attendees with a selection of musical pieces from the traditional American songbook. The event is being launched in partnership with Rutini wines and The Essential.

The Independence Day lunch is one of two flagship events that the Club organizes annually, the other being a Thanksgiving Lunch in November. This lunch is intended to bring together all those involved in American institutions located in Buenos Aires, other Argentines interested in supporting positive bilateral relations between the countries, and Americans who simply find themselves in Buenos Aires. As American Club Board President Robert Urban puts it: “Among our objectives is to fill the calendar with opportunities for Americans and Argentines to mix in social gatherings that promote positive bilateral relations between the countries.  That has been a part of our mandate since 1918 when the Club was officially founded.”

The view from The American Club (Photo by Julian White-Davis)

The Club has been going strong as of late with its social agenda. Last Wednesday, it hosted a second After Office together with The Bubble and this Friday, June 28th, will have an early evening happy hour (5:30 PM to 8 PM) with the Buenos Aires International Newcomers group (BAIN). Besides, they have been launching a series of political lunches that have featured Federico Pinedo, José Luis Espert and Carlos Pagni, just to name a few.

Make your reservations prior to July 3rd for a special price (Club Members go for AR $1,200 and non-members run at AR $1,550). You can do this by contacting either [email protected] or phoning 4373-9901/05.

Political lunch with Carlos Pagni

After Office at the American Club (Photo by Lautaro Sourigues)