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

Upcoming Cooking Classes

January 21st


Adult Cooking Class

Heart Healthy Cooking

Delicious and tasty too... Heart Healthy Cooking.  

Tuesday, January 21st

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

January 27th


Children's Cooking Class

Mini Timpano

Mini Timpano: a drum filled with all the savory ingredients of a Sunday dinner. Good anytime or great for Super Bowl.

Monday, January 27th

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant 

Cultural Program

January 28, 2020 at 7:00pm


Italian Trivia Night!

Presented by: Carla Gambescia

The winner will receive two $500 gift cards for any Ciclismo Classico 2020 cycling and walking tours in Italy and beyond the “Boot”.

Join us for a fun interactive evening led by award-winning author and cultural expert Carla Gambescia exploring Italian geniuses and some of Italy’s most colorful personalities through the ages. 

February 11, 2020 at 7:00pm


Let’s Celebrate “Carnevale di Venezia” with this program at Casa Belvedere

“A unique perspective of the famed revelry and rituals of Carnevale”

Presented by: Anita Sanseverino.

With her vibrant and beautiful photographs of Venetian costumes and masks, Anita Sanseverino will illustrate why Carnevale has been so popular for hundreds of years. She will enrich her work with a talk on the origins of Carnevale and the traditions that began as far back as the 13th century.

February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm


•• Venice ••
The Most Improbable of Cities

Presented by: Carla Gambescia

Come explore Venice’s complexities and seeming contradictions as we discover some of its many secrets and celebrate the city of myth, mystery, might and majesty that has captured the imagination of dreamers and travelers alike for hundreds of years.

Italian Language Program • Winter Session 2020


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!!


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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