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Hurricane Florence – help


Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast on Friday, especially for the Carolinas but also the Virginia…

Loads of people are currently fleeing the disaster to come and looking for a safe place to stay.  Some are your fellow Belgian citizens ….  If you are willing to open your house for those in need of a shelter, please contact the General Consulate of Atlanta.  Here is their emergency number outside their opening hours: +1 404 271 96 69.

For more info about the hurricanes, visit https://www.noaa.gov.

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Belgian THIRSTday – World Cup After Party | 08/02/2018


They already had a big party in Brussels, but Atlanta will also celebrate!  beATL’s next THIRSTday – August 2nd, from 7 pm – will be exceptionally rebranded as the “World Cup After Party”!  For the first time in history, our Red Devils became 3rd in a World Cup and we want to thank them you for:

  • Coming back from 0-2 against Japan
  • Defeating Brazil
  • Defeating England…. Twice!
  • Giving us such nice soccer and suspense (maybe a little too much suspense?)
  • Uniting the Belgians and making us proud to be Belgian

Where is the party? Waar is da feestje? Où est la fête?  At Fado Buckhead of course! The place where we watched all the games!   As a thank you for being their favorite World Cup fans, Fado is offering free snacks, a $5.00 Duvel special and 20% off the food tab.

Let’s meet at Fado Buckhead one more time and celebrate our historic 3rd place win. Feel free to wear your colors! Let’s celebrate! We are Belgium!

Please RSVP as Fado needs to know the headcount for the snack platters.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday August 2nd, 2018
  • Where: Fado Buckhead [rooftop] | 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Dress code: Wear your soccer shirts or the Belgian colors and bring your Red Devil attribute
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

 

21st of July Celebration | 07/22/2018


2016-03-03 - PCM (1)We have only one National Day so join beATL for a lovely afternoon at the beach with your fellow compatriots on Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm.

beATLe Diane has reserved a covered pavilion at the Atlanta Yacht Club where we will have our National PicNic, rain or shine!    There will be fun for the whole fam:  you can hit the waves, play in the sand, compete in a game of volleyball or petanque, go kayaking or simply relax.

Please read carefully the Logistics, especially the waiver … and be courteous: use our RSVP system even if you are not joining us…  If you didn’t get a RSVP invitation via email through Whoozin, contact me so I can add you to our emailing/RSVP list.

LOGISTICS

WAIVER: beATL and the Atlanta Yacht Club will not be responsible for in any and all activities associated with the event.  Your family and guests are your sole responsibility and your participation is voluntary.  So no claim for any injury, accident, illness, loss, liability, damage, claim or cost, including actual attorney fees and costs that may arise from or in any way be in connection with the activities of beATL’s and the use of the property and facilities of Atlanta Yacht Club.  There is no lifeguard on duty!

  • When: Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm – gates won’t open before 12 pm!  Drive slowly towards the gates for access.
  • Where:  Atlanta Yacht Club  | 7120 Yacht Club Dr, Acworth, GA 30102 – Directions.  Be aware of road works populating I-75…
  • Parking: Parking is available on the grass around and in front of the Club House.  Park sensibly to leave enough space for others and do not block any boats!  For your convenience, you can drop off your material and attributes at the pavilion upon arrival.
  • RSVP is a must – only for beATL members.

What to bring (list is not exhaustive):

  • picnic basket to feed your family and guests … food, snacks, cups and plates, silverware, utensils, if needed, napkins, paper towels,…
  • cooler with an assortment of kid-friendly and adult beverages and plenty of ice.  Don’t forget water, corkscrew or bottle opener if needed!
  • if you want to use the grills, bring everything to that effect … charcoal, matches but also cleaning material!  You will be responsible to clean it after use.
  • beach games, ball (beach, volley,…), petanque, frisbee, other sports gear
  • swimming attributes including bathing suit, floaties, water air mattress, kayak, life jacket (a must if you go outside the swimming area),…
  • pail and shovel, bucket, other beach toys, book, magazine, binoculars,…
  • towels, extra clothes, flip flops …
  • beach chairs, beach umbrella  and remember hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug repellent.

What not to bring

Weapons of any kind, pets, motorcycles.

More to know

  • the Clubhouse has restrooms including a changing station for babies
  • if you intend to go outside the swimming area, you must wear a life jacket
  • for the sun sensitive souls, there are plenty shady spots under trees or pavilion.  The pavilion has fans and there is an additional portable one.

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Belgian DJ Netsky in ATL | 6/30/2018


Fabulous Belgian DJ Netsky – Boris Daenen – will perform at the freshly remodeled Buckhead Theater on Saturday June 30th with its primal party experience: ‘DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS‘, an immersive visual wonderland, sub-sonic D&B Sound System, awe inspiring full color laser display and a world class line-up.

 

 

Logistics

  • When: Saturday June 30th, 2018 – Doors @ 9 pm –  18 and up only
  • Where: Buckhead Theatre | 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Parking: good luck!  Don’t think about parking your wheels at the adjacent shops …
  • Tickets

General Admission-STANDING ROOM ONLY!

Release your inner animal but don’t drink and drive … and try carpooling/Ubering or Lyfting….

Movie Night | 3/13/2018


Let’s go to the movie!

During the Annual Francophonie Festival in Atlanta, l’Alliance Française, in collaboration with our Consulate General, will present the Belgian movie “Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis” (2015), by Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin.

In short, it’s about four Belgian rockers (Bouli LannersWim Willaert) confronted by a soldier, who claims to be their late band mate’s lover.

The movie is in French but undertitled in English.

Get an avant-goût with its trailer.

It’s free but you must register .

Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival is organized by the Atlanta Francophonie Committee, a multi-cultural collaboration between represented by the Consulates of Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti and Switzerland, the Québec Delegation in Atlanta,the American Association of Teachers of French, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Accueil and Ecole du Samedi.
Other French-language events are organized throughout March.

Logistics

  • When – 13 March, 2018 at 7 pm.  You must register.
  • Where – Alliance Française |  Colony Square – the 400 building, 1201 Peachtree Street | Suite 1104 | Atlanta, GA 30361 | Tel: 404-875-1211 | Directions.
  • Register
  • Parking –  parking is underneath the building. Alliance Française is located dir  Bring your parking stub to validate for FREE parking.

Belgian THIRSTday | 3/1/2018


Let’s meet at the Yard House at The Battery Atlanta for our March adventure.  Come hungry since they have a huge menu of New American fare and enjoy their extensive list of draft beers.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday March 1st, 2018 from 7 pm
  • Where: Yardhouse @ The Battery Atlanta | 825 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Parking: plenty of free parking in the RED parking lot
  • RSVP – Please courtesy RSVP … even regrets.

 

Belgian THIRSTday | 02/01/2018


Let’s go back at the stylish Under the Cork Tree, in Sandy Springs!

Logistics

  • When: Thursday February 1st, 2018 from 7 pm
  • Where: Under the Cork Tree | 5600 Roswell Rd NE #2, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 | Meet our crowd in the bar area.
  • Parking: The Prado has plenty of free parking
  • RSVP – please RSVP as we need to give a headcount this time!

Please courtesy RSVP … even regrets.

 

Fourth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/27/2018


beATL is excited to invite you to its fourth edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 27th, 2018.   There are some changes to the formula so, please read carefully all the below crusty information!

The first change is the venue – for the first time, we will rent a clubhouse.  The second change is that the rental comes at a cost and therefore, each participant will be requested to pay a $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception].

Put your dear self in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share.  We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!

Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults.  For obvious reasons.

Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.

Details of the evening will be emailed to all registered beATL-members.  If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food).  Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
  • Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
  • Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot.  In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants.  Carpool if possible.
  • RSVP is a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
  • Fee paid in advance is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.

Some important tips:

  • although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
  • bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
  • bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
  • label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
  • all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.
  • Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …

Potluck

 

Belgian THIRSTday | 12/7/2017


The last venture of the year … Discover or re-discover this gem.  To access the premises, you will need to find the hidden door …  The hint is in the picture!

logistics

  • When: Thursday December 7th, 2017 from 7 pm
  • Where:
  • Parking: ample free parking within the shopping complex
  • Curtesy RSVP even if not coming …