The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve, promote and celebrate the legacy of our ancestors by offering a myriad of cultural and educational activities, programs and special events to the public at large. From language classes to cooking classes; from art exhibits to historic photo exhibits; from film festivals to fig festivals; from Opera Luncheons to Casino Nights; from car shows to fashion shows; from group plays to one man shows; from lectures to book signings; from guest chef dining evenings to regional wine pairing dinners; from Bocce to Tombola, it all happens at Casa Belvedere! 

The 1908 building was the home of the Roebling-Stirn family and designated a New York City Landmark Building in 2001. The Stirn Mansion is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places, renamed "Casa Belvedere" in 2008 meaning "house with a beautiful view." 

Mansion visits and private group or school trips are conducted and available upon request and prior scheduling.

Contact us to find out more about all of the wonderful events we have here at The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere.

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Cooking Classes

July 16th


Adult Cooking Class

Perfect Baking Without Flour

Explore the range of non-wheat, gluten-free options to create delicate and delicious baked goods. 

Tuesday, July 16th

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

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July 22nd


Children's Cooking Class

Let’s go fishing!

Learn to make fish sticks or fish cakes.

Monday, July 22nd

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant

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July 23rd


Adult Cooking Class


 Let’s give Bouillabaisse an Italian accent!!!

Tuesday, July 23rd

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

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July 29th


Children's Cooking Class

Make Mozzarella

Learn to handle and stretch curds from scratch to shape boconcini and braids & more!! 

Monday, July 29th

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant

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Cultural Events

July 17th


Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective
Borotalco (1982) by Carlo Verdone

Sergio Benvenuti finds job as musical agent in an important Italian publisher. This could be his final step before to marry Rossella. But his career does not rise, so he asks Nadia Vandelli, a more experienced agent and a nice girl, to work together just for one day, in order to gain some more experience. They have to meet Manuel Fantoni in his own flat. Nadia is late and Sergio goes on with the meeting. Fantoni isn't what he says he is and Nadia is arriving. Everything starts rolling quickly and quickly till Sergio finds himself in an incredible and funny situation from which it will be hard to escape.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 


Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free
Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame


July 23rd


Cultural Program

Tuesday, July 23rd • 7:00-9:00 pm

Italian Contemporary Politics: A Handbook

Presented by Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino

In this lecture, Dr. Giuseppe Sorrentino will analyze the development of an Italian political identity, throughout the course of the 20th century, with particular focus on the last 30 years of political clashes and turmoil. The scope of the lecture is that of providing the audience with the right tools to navigate and understand contemporary politics in Italy and how the history of the nation is reflected in it.

Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow.  RSVP in advance appreciated

$15 Member • $20 Non-member

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Festa & Motori D'Italia

September 21st & 22nd, 2019

Join us for a weekend outdoor Italian festival with specialty foods, live music, kids activities, exhibits, various vendors, food and spirits demos and tastings, farm stand, pumpkin patch, raffles and more…


Gift Certificates Available

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!!

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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. 

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