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.


All Casa Belvedere guests over age 12 are required to show a photo ID &
one proof of vaccination in order to be admitted to any indoor event or program at Casa Belvedere.

Cultural Programs

Il Presepio Della Solidarietà
The 9/11 Solidarity Crèche

On Display This Holiday Season at Casa Belvedere • December 10th – January 9th

We are the proud custodians of this gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to The New York City Fire Department in honor of the victims of 9/11 and the brave Firefighters, Police and EMS workers that made the ultimate sacrifice.

You are invited to visit this magnificent 120+ piece nativity display and share the magic of the holiday season Italian Style.


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!

Our Sponsors & Partners