CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF CASA BELVEDERE

A message from President / Founder Gina Biancardi:
“A dream is only as good as those who believe in your dream, and those who help carry your dream forward to its fruition.” For that, I am very grateful to our Founding and Current Members, Board of DirectorsMajor BenefactorsCapital Improvement In-kind DonorsVolunteersAmbassadors, Sponsors and “Celebrating 10 Years of Casa Belvedere” Capital Campaign Donors. I offer a heartfelt thank you to each of you who believed in me from the beginning, as well as those who are new to the organization. “One is silver, the other is gold.”

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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: language and cooking classes; art and photo exhibits; film and fig festivals; opera luncheons and casino nights; Italian car shows and fashion shows; live concerts and theatrical performances; guest chef experiences and wine tastings; Bocce to bingo (tombola) … it all happens at Casa Belvedere! 

Also, integral to our mission is restoring the foundation-owned building. Built by the Roebling-Stirn family in 1908, this Italianate-style, neo-Renaissance building is one of the few remaining of its kind in New York City. This multi-million-dollar rehabilitation project began in 2010 and is ongoing. 

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

Contact us to find out more about the wonderful events hosted by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere.

Virtual Writing Program

Writing the Italian in Your Memories
This Saturday, March 6 from 10:00-11:30am

What memories do you have about language? Maybe you had parents/relatives who spoke a different language to each other when they didn’t want you to understand. Maybe you tried speaking “textbook” to relatives who only spoke dialect. Maybe your parents had Italian nicknames for you, or needed you to translate for them. Or maybe you have memories of (trying to) learn a foreign language? Whether funny, tender, frustrating, or embarrassing, join us this Saturday morning, March 6 as author-instructor Maria Giura leads us in reading and writing original pieces where language is either in the background or foreground of our rich, sometimes complicated memories. No experience necessary, just pen, paper, and a sense of curiosity and fun!

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Virtual Language Programs

Winter 2021- Italian Language Program
Classes for both adults and children are in session. 

Spring 2021- Italian Language Program
The next session will begin on Monday, April 12

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Become a Member

Casa Belvedere has various membership levels. You can become a part of our success story today!

Respect for the Past, Vision for The Future

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.

Also, integral to our mission is to restore the foundation-owned building. Built by the Roebling- Stirn family in 1908, this Italianate-style, neo-Renaissance building is one of the few remaining of its kind in New York City. This multi-million-dollar rehabilitation project began in 2010 and is ongoing.  

Our Sponsors & Partners