From Cinema Sotto le Stelle, to Cooking episodes of “My Dad Can Cook”, to Live Coffee Chats, Casa Belvedere is bringing you exciting events to enjoy your summer! As a result of the pandemic, Casa’s traditional source of fundraising is on pause, so please register for events and consider a donation to support the Foundation and its mission.
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.
Learn how to vacation as the Italians do!
At the Lakes • Saturday, August 8th• 10:00am
Guest speaker: Annamaria Sorrentino, President & Founder of Shop Wine and Dine
Who hasn’t heard of Lake Garda or Lake Como?
Italy is blessed with many other amazing lakes, each providing a glimpse of their special characteristics and beauty. Our virtual journey will take us to the Region of Piemonte’s most famous lakes, each with very unique and distinct attributes, cuisine, and wine cultures.
Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso!
Once you register, you will receive the link to join the chat the night before the event.
Join Us For Our Annual Tuesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival
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.
L'Arte di Arrangiarsi - The Art of Getting Along 1955, by Luigi Zampa
In this movie Alberto Sordi plays a young Sicilian born at the end of the 19th century who survives the first half of the 20th century by sniffing out power dynamics and adapting accordingly: He becomes a socialist after falling in love with a young comrade; when Mussolini comes to power, he switches sides, climbing the ranks of the fascist government in Sicily; after the island is invaded halfway through World War II, he disguises himself as a communist, narrowly escaping the Americans and fleeing to Rome; finally, when their party wins big in the 1948 Italian elections, he joins the Christian Democrats.
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
We are offering a great opportunity for your children to start or continue learning the Italian language in the comfort of your own home or in-person!
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!!
In Progress: NYC Funded Stair Tower/Elevator extension as per ADA & 2nd egress compliance.
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.
2020 Giving at Casa
"Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future"
Casa Belvedere is a vital and important part of our community!
Help us restore the upper floors of Casa so that we can significantly grow our arts and cultural program offerings.
We need your support now more than ever!
Donate today! Thank you!
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