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

April 22


Children's Cooking Class

Tostadas and Toquitos

Quick and fun spicy treats.

Monday, April 22nd

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant

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April 23


Adult Cooking Class

Overnight Brunch

Good for busy family mornings and great for guests.

Tuesday, April 23rd

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

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April Cultural Event


April 23

Cultural Program

Italian Emigration versus Italian Immigration

It is a well known fact that Italians have for centuries emigrated to many parts of the world, including our own country, but why are so many young Italians even today emigrating from Italy? This goes on as Italy is facing a crisis of Illegal immigration from refugees  literally crashing onto Italian shores.

Tuesday, April 23rd • 7:00-9:00 pm

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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Special Events

April 24th


Spring Bocce League

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.



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April 25th


Sip & Shop

Come visit The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere for a sip & shop event! Bring some cash to buy drinks at the bar and shop with amazing Vine Vendor Network vendors!

June 23rd


BocceFest 2019

Join us for a Fun-Filled Day

Lunch, Tournament, Kids Activities, Awards, Entertainment and more...

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit 

arts and cultural programs and the

continued restoration and renovation of 

the not-for-profit's landmarked building.

For registration, sponsorships, and more information: Call 718-273-7660



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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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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