Join Us June 23rd for our "Taste Of Italy" BocceFest

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve, promote and celebrate the legacy of our ancestors by offering a myriad of cultural and educational activities, programs and special events to the public at large. From language classes to cooking classes; from art exhibits to historic photo exhibits; from film festivals to fig festivals; from Opera Luncheons to Casino Nights; from car shows to fashion shows; from group plays to one man shows; from lectures to book signings; from guest chef dining evenings to regional wine pairing dinners; from Bocce to Tombola, it all happens at Casa Belvedere! 


The 1908 building was the home of the Roebling-Stirn family and designated a New York City Landmark Building in 2001. The Stirn Mansion is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places, renamed "Casa Belvedere" in 2008 meaning "house with a beautiful view." 


Mansion visits and private group or school trips are conducted and available upon request and prior scheduling.


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

Taste of Italy BocceFest 2019

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June 23rd

Join us for a Fun-Filled Day
All Day Specialty Foods & Beverages, Bocce Tournament, Kids Activities, Awards and Prizes, Live Entertainment and more...

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Upcoming Cooking Classes

May 28th

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Adult Cooking Class

Summer Soups

Italian gazpacho, classic vichyssoise and chilled melon dessert soup

Tuesday, May 28th

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

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June 3rd

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Children's Cooking Class

Flip Crepes!

It's simple to make these versatile paper-thin pancakes, then fill them, roll them or stack them for both sweet and savory treats. 

Monday, June 3rd

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant

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Special Events

Spring Bocce League

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Spring Bocce League

Wednesday's starting at 5:30pm

Grab your friends!! Get a team of 2 or 4 players together! Registration is requested in advance and appreciated with pre-payment so that we can plan accordingly.


Courts open at 5:30 PM and play will be on a first-come,  first-play basis. The Belvedere Club will also be open for dinner 

and drinks for all our bocce players.


MEMBERS: $60

NON-MEMBERS: $90

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Taste of Italy BocceFest

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Taste Of Italy BocceFest 2019

Sunday, June 23rd

10:00am - 6:00pm

Join us for a fun-filled day!

Continental Breakfast, All Day Italian Specialty Foods & Beverages, Bocce Tournament, Kids Activities, Awards and Prizes, Live Entertainment.


Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit arts and cultural programs and the continued restoration and renovation of the not-for-profit's landmarked building.


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Cultural Events

May 21

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Cultural Program

Tuesday, May 21st • 7:00pm-9:00pm

Given Away: A Sicilian Upbringing

The Rest of the Story

Presented by Marianna Randazzo

Marianna will discuss her book and her inspiration for the story. 


Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow.   

RSVP in advance appreciated

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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June 4th

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Cultural Program

Tuesday, June 4th • 7:00-9:00 pm

An Evening in Puglia

Presented by Anita Sanseverino

Please join us for a look into this area rich in beauty and history. Learn about this lesser known but fascinating region, and see the beauty through Anita's photographs, set to music, by Lou Barrella.  


Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow.   

RSVP in advance appreciated

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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June 11th

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Cultural Program

Tuesday, June 11th • 7:00-9:00 pm

The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy

Presented by Francesco Bonavita

n this presentation, we will explore several questions. Is it possible that three major civilizations could flourish in the same area, during the course of twenty five hundred years? In a small geographical area, such as Tarquinia, the Etruscans left behind a vast and highly decorated necropolis to honor their loved ones. 


Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow.   

RSVP in advance appreciated

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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June 18th

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Cultural Program

Tuesday, June 18th • 7:00-9:00 pm

Venice: A Preserve of a Bygone Civilization

Presented by Francesco Bonavita, PhD

This presentation will explore the treasures of Venice through which a considerable light will be revealed. 


Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow.   

RSVP in advance appreciated

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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SAVE THE DATE

Festa & Motori D'Italia

September 21st & 22nd, 2019


Join us for a weekend outdoor Italian festival with specialty foods, live music, kids activities, exhibits, various vendors, food and spirits demos and tastings, farm stand, pumpkin patch, raffles and more…

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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!!

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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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