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.


If your desired class is sold out, add your name to the wait list as more classes may become available. Call 718-273-7660.


Cooking Class/Cultural Program: There are no refunds for cancellations or no-shows. Credits for future programs will only be issued should you cancel 48 hours prior to your registered program. To cancel your registration, please call the Foundation at 718-273-7660.

Language Class: 50% of course tuition will be refunded should you decide to discontinue your Italian Language Classes after your first lesson; no refunds thereafter.


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.”


Casa Belvedere has various membership levels. You can become a part of our success story today!

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