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

SAVE THE DATE

Festa & Motori D'Italia

Saturday, Sept 21st • Noon - 7pm

Sunday, Sept 22nd • 11am - 6pm 

Outdoor Italian Festival with specialty foods, continuous live entertainment, kids activities, exhibits, special item vendors,  food & spirits demos and tastings, green market stand, raffles and more.

Also, enjoy a 2-day showcase of Italian luxury, classic & performance vehicles

A fun-filled weekend for the entire family!

Admission $10 pp • Children under 12 free


Sponsor, Vendor, Exhibitor, Performer & Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Click here for more information.


Interested in showing your auto? 

Click here to register!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

August 19th

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Children's Cooking Class

Summer Harvest

Summer Harvest = zucchini and tomato time! Young chefs will learn how to master fried green tomatoes and two delicious zucchini recipes. Let's make zoodles and chocolate zucchini muffins everyone will love! 

Monday, August 19th

3:45 pm

$35 Per Participant

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August 20th

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Adult Cooking Class

Summer Harvest

Now that summer is in full swing, come join us for a summer harvest! Learn how to make fried green tomatoes, stuffed baby eggplant (or Caponata), and very berry jelly.

Tuesday, August 20th

6:30 pm

$85 Per Participant

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Upcoming Cultural Events

August 20th

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Cultural Program

Tuesday, August 20th • 7:00 - 9:00pm

Mario del Monaco ~ Il Leone Dell'opera

Presented by Bill Ronayne

This lecture and video presentation will cover the legendary Italian tenor. Clips include great moments from many of his celebrated performances featuring selections from Il Trovatore, Otello, I Pagliacci, Andrea Chenier, Carmen and Aida plus the song O sole mio. 

Refreshments and a light reception will follow. 

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August 21st

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Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective

Intervention 

by Anton Evangelista

INTERVENTION is a slice-of-life family drama with universal themes of a young Italian-American couple in the Bronx of 1968 and the challenges they face with family, loyalty and the miracle they encounter that changes their lives forever. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the film, and will be available on Amazon Prime. Inspired by a true story, with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, the film went on to win many awards, including Best Drama and Best Film from prestigious film festivals as a dramatic film, about restoring faith in the family.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free 

Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame

Full movie schedule

August 28th

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Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective

Il piccolo diavolo (1988)

by Roberto Benigni

During an exorcism, father Maurice meets a little devil named Giuditta, who refuses to return to hell and decides to discover the world.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free 

Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame

full movie schedule

September 4th

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Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective

Mignon è partita (1988)

by Francesca Archibugi

When her wealthy building contractor father goes on trial, 16-year-old Mignon (Céline Beauvallet) leaves Paris to visit family in Italy. The rather prim, snooty teen at first finds it difficult to fit in with her more earthy relatives, particularly as secrets are revealed about their individual dalliances. But, with the help of her lovestruck cousin Giorgio (Leonardo Ruta) and his supportive mother (Stefania Sandrelli), Mignon learns much about herself over the course of the summer.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free 

Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame

full movie schedule

September 11th

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Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective

Compagni di scuola (1988)

by Carlo Verdone

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free 

Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame

Full movie schedule

October 8th

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Cinema Sotto Le Stelle

Watching Italy in the 1980's through comedies: A film retrospective

Palombella Rossa (1989)

by Nanni Moretti

Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As the match is about to finish, he misses the penalty which would have let his team draw the match and keep the leadership.

Screenings Begin at 8:00 PM (near sunset) 

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Bring a Lawn Chair  • Snack Bar Available • Admission is Free 

Donations Welcome & Appreciated

Please park across the street at Notre Dame

full movie schedule
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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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