The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates everything Italian via a myriad of exceptional public program offerings: From language classes to cooking classes; from art & photo exhibits to film & fig festivals; from Opera Luncheons to Casino Nights; from car shows to fashion shows; from live concerts to theatrical performances; from guest chef experiences to wine tastings; from Bocce to Bingo(tombola) all happens at Casa Belvedere! 

Also, integral to our mission is to restore the foundation owned building. Built by the Roebling- Stirn family back in 1908, this Italianate-style, neo-renaissance building is one of the few remaining of its kind in all of NYC. This is a multi-million dollar rehabilitation project that began in 2010 and is ongoing through today. 

Casa Belvedere(house with a beautiful view) has established itself as a vibrant and buzzing community center and an anchor in the community. 

Contact us to find out more about all of the wonderful events we have here at The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere.

Calendar of Events

Live Coffee Chat at Casa Belvedere

Sat, May 30th • 10:00am

LIVE from ITALY... 

Italian doctors share their experience and advice for life after quarantine.

This week Beatrice will speak with two experts in Italy on how our habits and behaviors will have to change as NY is preparing to reopen soon. Guest speakers: Drs. Luigi Celani and Eugenio Cavallari, Infectious Diseases specialists at Umberto I Hospital of Rome, will join the live conversation from Rome and will give us some advice. 

Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso!




Meet and Speak Italian!

June 3rd-July 1st

5 Zoom classes for $75.00

We are offering a great opportunity for your children to start or continue learning the Italian language in the comfort of your own home!

These virtual classes focus on introducing Italian language to children. They offer an interactive approach to the language, designed to get students comfortable speaking Italian. During our sessions, we will explore and experiment with basic vocabulary and expressions. Worksheets and videos will also be used between the sessions to assist in the learning.

Classes are suited for children ages 7-16 

Every Wednesday: June 3rd-July 1st

3:00 pm: Ages 7-8

4:00 pm: Ages 9-16



Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of a Casa Belvedere experience to family and friends.

A cooking class, language class or any of our cultural programs make a great gift for anyone on your list. Don't forget to grab one for yourself and join them!!

Support Us


In Progress: NYC Funded Stair Tower/Elevator extension as per ADA & 2nd egress compliance.

Your donation to The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is fully tax deductible. We appreciate your contribution that helps us continue to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich heritage of Italy by encouraging the general public's appreciation of the Italian language, arts, cuisine, literature, history, horticulture, fashion, music and commerce through exceptional educational programs, exhibits and events. 

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