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)….it 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.

BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE!

Adult & Children Classes Are Now Available!!

Join Us for Another Evening of Opera and Fine Outdoor Dining

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CALL TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST 718-273-7660

September 22 • 6:30-9:30pm

Revisiting the first Three Tenors Concert
Baths of Caracalla • Rome 1990

Come savor fine dining under the stars while embracing your love of Opera!

Lou Barella will guide you through “Three Tenors Concert” as you experience the splendor of outdoor dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge.
Whether you are new to opera or a seasoned aficionado, you do not want to miss this!

CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE 2020

Il Marchese del grillo – The Marquis of Grillo 1981, by Mario Monicelli

September 29th – Join Us For Our Annual Tuesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival 

REGISTER NOW!!

This Summer’s Theme: Celebrating 100 years of Alberto Sordi, the famous Italian actor who depicted Italy’s virtues and vices in more than 160 movies and contributed to making Italian comedy famous worldwide.

Il Marchese del grillo – The Marquis of Grillo 1981, by Mario Monicelli

The film depicts early nineteenth-century episodes in the life of a nobleman in Rome. Loosely based on folkloric accounts of the real Onofrio del Grillo (who lived in the eighteenth century), this character plays a number of pranks, one even involving Pope Pius VII.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

Social distance practices will be in place • Space is limited • Registration is required.

Guests are required to wear a face-covering until seated • Bring a lawn or beach chair

More Live Coffee Chat Coming Soon!!

Join Beatrice (virtually) as she hosts guest speakers chatting about various engaging topics. Coffee Chats are live, registration required. Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat.

Thank you to our loyal and consistent participants!

We look forward to having you join us again in the Fall!

Full library of on-demand chats  |   Past Coffee Chat articles

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 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.  

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