Cultural Programs

Casa Belvedere’s cultural programs are the heart of the Italian Cultural Foundation, which strives to preserve and educate the public at large on all things authentically Italian. For more than a decade, the Foundation has presented a vast array of exceptional, mission-driven public programs for all ages, establishing its place as a beacon of arts and culture.

Lectures, presentations, and guest speakers – sometimes in Italian – focus on various topics of Italian ancestry,
culture, holidays, traditions, and society of Italy as well as the contributions of Italians to America and around the world .

Cultural programs also include live concerts; opera and theatrical discussions and performances; and year-round film screenings,
with a special focus on our Sotto le Stelle music and film series held every summer on the outdoor patio with its spectacular view.

Other programs include wine tastings designed to help develop an appreciation for Italian wines; author visits with book signings;
humanities and history lectures; Nonno’s Community Garden immersive program; ‘Culture Days’ for group trips; bocce tournaments; and so much more.

Casa Belvedere’s annual Fall Festa and Italian Luxury Car Show every fall attracts thousands of visitors to our cultural campus.

Cultural Program Cancellation Policy:
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.


“Our family absolutely loves the programs and classes at Casa Belvedere and feel very fortunate to be part of such a special organization. From cooking and language classes both adult and children’s, to immersive experiences and fitness classes, we couldn’t be happier as members of Casa and the unique enrichment it provides.”

– Anthony & Rose S.

“It’s filled with familiar faces and new faces, until the new faces become familiar! When you walk through the door, you’re transported in time. There is a palpable feeling of life from years long ago … and a view that often feels unreal at certain times of the day.” – Kevin F.”

~ Kevin F.

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!!