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The Belvedere Club at Casa Belvedere

Become a Member

The Belvedere Club is a private supper club housed in the Italian Cultural Foundation's exquisite, neo-Renaissance, Italianate style building, aka "Casa Belvedere". Originally built in 1908 as the country estate of Louis and Laura Stirn. Louis Stirn was a German émigré and prominent silk merchant, owning several textile mills. Laura Stirn was the granddaughter of Brooklyn Bridge Builder John Roebling and was known for her expertise in horticulture.


The “Stirn Mansion” of a century ago was renamed “Casa Belvedere” to reflect it’s stunning backdrop of the Verrazzano Bridge and New York Harbor. In 2009 the mansion began its transformation journey from a private home to a public arts and cultural center. In 2013 The Belvedere Club was introduced to offset the operating costs associated with the foundation’s educational program offerings. Today this historically significant, American Treasure is a New York City Landmark building and listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. 


"Founding Charter Member" designation is the most prestigious membership offered by The Belvedere Club. Benefits associated with this level of membership include private party mansion fee waived; memorializing your family name on the very prominent Founding Charter Member Plaque; enjoying reciprocity with 35 private membership clubs throughout the nation and abroad such as The University Club of San Francisco, The Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C., Antico TIro a Volo in Rome and many more; discounts on foundation classes and programs and more.  Please see brochure below for more info or call (718) 273-7600 and we'll be happy to assist. 

Membership Information

The Belvedere Club at Casa Belvedere was introduced to further the Foundations arts and cultural mission. Help this landmark mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic places, transform into a fully functional, 14,000 square foot arts and cultural haven. You can make a difference by becoming a Founding Charter Member.

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What We Have to Offer

A La Carte Dining

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Members and their guests experience the romance of the estate’s rolling hills and spacious porticos, the true meaning of dining “Al Fresco.” Also, enjoy private dining for groups of 12 or more in one of our private dining rooms, separated by original, multi-paned, pocket doors. Choose from the Da Vinci, Verrazzano, Raffaelle, Michelangelo or Bacco Rooms, accommodating various maximum capacities.

Bacco Wine Bar

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A meeting place for our members and their guests to relax and unwind while having a cocktail after a long day’s work. Watch your favorite team on the flat screen TVs or participate in a wine tasting or wine-pairing program brought to you by world renowned Vintners.

Bocce Courts

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Host a private Bocce event and take in the beautiful views while enjoying a drink and having loads of fun. Seasonal tournaments, team play and free play offered to members, their children and their guests, weather permitting. Consider a "Bocce Party" for your next special occasion. Children's Bocce parties are welcome!

Private Events

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The Belvedere Club is truly an extraordinary, "one of a kind" venue for your next special event!  The club can accommodate up to 120 seated guests, with dancing, on the main floor, and an additional 60 in the Bacco Wine Bar. Cocktail receptions can accommodate up to 200 guests on the main level, and up to 100 guests in the Bacco Wine Bar. The Belvedere Club is the ideal location for a Wedding, Anniversary, communion, graduation, birthday, shower, holiday celebration or any special occasion. 


Also, book your next corporate meeting or dinner in one of our many private dining rooms.  The mansion fee is waived for club members. Non-members may book a member-sponsored, private party with applicable mansion fee.


Cucina Colavita

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Craft your own culinary experience, private cooking class or celebration in our state-of-the-art instructional kitchen. Consider a corporate group class as a great team-building experience. Also, enjoy live cooking demonstrations and dinners prepared by celebrated guest chefs from New York City and beyond. 


Regularly scheduled group cooking classes, for adults and children, are offered year round.Group classes require a minimum of 4 students. Check the Program Calendar for more info or call 718-273-7660 to book your private cooking class or celebration.  

Arts & Cultural Programs

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Arts & Culture are the very core of The Italian Cultural Foundation’s mission. From cooking and language classes, to art & photo 

exhibits, film screenings, car shows, fashion shows, Summer Film Festival, Musical Performances , Lectures, Presentations, Book Signings, Bocce Playing Lessons, Opera Luncheons, Gardening classes and more... It all happens at Casa Belvedere. Members receive discounts on the foundation's regularly scheduled programs.  


Members also receive pre-event program notices, and are invited to preview special exhibits before opening to the public.

Membership Benefits

  • A waiver of mansion fee and preferential treatment regarding availability when booking private events.
  • Reciprocity Program: Enjoy the benefits of 35+ prestigious private clubs in the US and abroad offering extensive amenities. See full list of participating clubs.
  • Seasonal & Holiday member-centric dinners and events will be announced regularly. (Ex: Super Bowl Party, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Casino Night, Masquerade Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more).
  • Members-only wine tastings, guest chef demonstrations and chef’s table experiences.
  • Your family name listed on a commemorative Founding Charter Member plaque, prominently placed at the entrance of the mansion
  • Member-to-Member Networking
  • Bacco: Members-Only wine cellar and lounge
  • Bocce Courts
  • Discounts on regularly scheduled foundation events and classes (Signature events and galas are not included)
  • Group discounts on any organized travel or tours.

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We look forward to speaking with you about our membership opportunities.

Please note that  "Founding Charter Member" Designation is limited to 300 members. Enjoy VIP status in perpetuity by becoming a Founding Charter Member today.  We look forward to welcoming you to our Belvedere Club family!

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10301, United States

718-273-7660

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