Posts Tagged ‘Mingo Pugliese’

Clubes de barrio

March 3, 2009

club-fulgor-de-villa-crespoClub Social y Deportivo Fulgor de Villa Crespo – Loyola 828 — Villa Crespo

With so many immigrants moving into the neighborhood, there was a need for a club to get the kids off the street.  In 1933, Osvaldo Pugliese and the other founding members decided to organize the club which currently has dances on Thursday and Sunday. 




club-social-cultural-y-deportivo-bohemios-la-bocaClub Social, Cultural y Deportivo Bohemios  — Necochea 948 in La Boca

This club was founded July 9, 1938, to create a place in the neighborhood for social dancing which was so popular.  Club Bohemios still has dancing every Saturday night.


club-bristol-parque-patriciosClub Bristol — La Rioja 1869 in Parque Patricios

I went to Luis “Pirucho” Ferrari’s birthday asados every April in Club Bristol when he invited all his friends from the milonga.  Cacho and Raquel helped Pirucho and his wife prepare a feast for us.  He had hopes of organizing a milonga in the club, but it never happened.  In the 1980s the club hosted weekend dances when teachers Antonio Todaro and Mingo Pugliese were  among those in attendance.


Club Oeste - Caballito

Club Oeste
Alberdi 436

Where Miguel Angel Balbi danced Thursdays during the 1950s.