CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF CASA BELVEDERE

A message from President / Founder Gina Biancardi:
“A dream is only as good as those who believe in your dream, and those who help carry your dream forward to its fruition.” For that, I am very grateful to our Founding and Current Members, Board of DirectorsMajor BenefactorsCapital Improvement In-kind DonorsVolunteersAmbassadors, Sponsors and “Celebrating 10 Years of Casa Belvedere” Capital Campaign Donors. I offer a heartfelt thank you to each of you who believed in me from the beginning, as well as those who are new to the organization. “One is silver, the other is gold.”

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: language and cooking classes; art and photo exhibits; film and fig festivals; opera luncheons and casino nights; Italian car shows and fashion shows; live concerts and theatrical performances; guest chef experiences and wine tastings; Bocce to bingo (tombola) … it all happens at Casa Belvedere! 

Also, integral to our mission is restoring the foundation-owned building. Built by the Roebling-Stirn family in 1908, this Italianate-style, neo-Renaissance building is one of the few remaining of its kind in New York City. This multi-million-dollar rehabilitation project began in 2010 and is ongoing. 

Casa Belvedere (house with a beautiful view) has established itself as a vibrant and buzzing community cultural center and an anchor in the community. 

Contact us to find out more about the wonderful events hosted by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Programs in partnership with JCC

SAJE Presents… Journey to Jewish Rome: A Virtual Tour
Tuesday, May 4, 12pm – 2pm

Join tour guide and art historian Micaela Pavoncello as she introduces us to the rich history and culture of Jewish Rome! Explore the neighborhood home to the oldest Jewish community in all of Europe, visit a famous 200-year old Jewish Bakery, and hear stories from a local guide that won’t be found in a travel book!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Zoom information to follow registration.

SAJE Presents… The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: 1940s-1960s, A Lecture Series by Dr. Julia Wagner
Sundays, May 23 – June 27, 12-1pm EST | 5-6pm BST (Note: No class on 6/20)

Join us wherever you are for a 5-part online course exploring the films that brought audiences around the world to fall in love with Italian cinema! Film studies scholar Dr. Julia Wagner will examine the politics, style & aesthetics of Italian filmmaking during the landmark decades that saw new directions in storytelling on screen.

Week 1 (May 23) – Style & substance: How Italian cinema took the world by storm
Week 2 (May 30) – Focus on post-war neorealism
Week 3 (June 6) – Masculinity & femininity in Italian Cinema
Week 4 (June 13) – Antonioni: Aesthetics & alienation
Week 5 (June 27) – Fellini: Maestro of fantasy & memory
*Note: No class on 6/20

Tickets are $12 per lecture / $50 for series and can be purchased here. Zoom information to follow registration. Sponsored by Aaron Richman.

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 in 1908, this Italianate-style, neo-Renaissance building is one of the few remaining of its kind in New York City. This multi-million-dollar rehabilitation project began in 2010 and is ongoing.  

Our Sponsors & Partners