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12/11/2020 10:00 AM - 01/10/2021 10:00 AM
The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere
Address: 79 Howard Avenue

An Extraordinary Exhibit Not To Be Missed.

On public display outside Casa Belvedere from Dec. 11th – Jan. 10th.

The Solidarity Crèche was a gift by the Naples (Italy) Chamber of Commerce to the NYC Fire Department post the 9/11/01 tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.  Each of the 120 pieces is hand-crafted by Italian artisans with meticulous attention to detail to honor the brave NYC firefighters, EMS & Police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It has been on loan to Casa Belvedere since 2011, courtesy of the International Columbia Association of the FDNY. This is a unique Creche’ that rivals that of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in its scope, breathe, warmth, and heartfelt storytelling. It is not to be missed. Drive-bys are welcome.

Related upcoming events

  • 08/16/2021 7:00 PM - 08/16/2021 9:00 PM

    Gourmet Sweet and Savory Pretzels

  • 08/17/2021 4:00 PM - 08/17/2021 5:30 PM

    NY Style Pretzel

  • 08/17/2021 6:00 PM - 08/17/2021 10:00 PM

    Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment, and a film presentation
    A program with film by John Orlando and coordinated by Lou Barrella

    Tuesday, August 17th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm

    Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Italian music!

    This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian music at Nonna’s house with our families on Sundays and how our fathers and mothers played it regularly at home. Music was as much a part of the Italian family as pasta, sauce and meatballs on a Sunday. The film is about how Italian music influenced the lives of Italians and their children. As john recounts his best memories, he reveals how Italian music was the common thread that wove all Italian Americans together into a magnificent tapestry of values and pride. It was the music and singing from the great Caruso to the popular Connie Francis, Dean Martin, Jimmy Roselli and Many others that forged Italian families together for close to a hundred years.

    Listen, Learn and Enjoy! Listening together during this film will cause nostalgia along with wonderful memories. Sadly, it is music and a time that is fading away, as Italian and Italian-American traditions fade away; yet it will always remain a part of the Italian-American experience. To Italians, life without music is like a forest without trees. Although the memories fade, whenever these songs are heard they still have a positive effect. We can be proud to say: “This music is ours!”

    Four-Course dinner includes wine and soft drinks.
    Non-Members $85 per person (tax and gratuities included)
    *Casa Members & Garibaldi Museum Members $75 Per person
    (tax and gratuities included)

  • 08/30/2021 7:00 PM - 08/30/2021 9:00 PM

    Homemade Ravioli and Pesto

  • 08/31/2021 4:00 PM - 08/31/2021 5:30 PM

    Homemade Manicotti With a Pink Sauce

  • 09/13/2021 7:00 PM - 09/13/2021 9:00 PM

    Make your own Burrata

  • 09/14/2021 4:00 PM - 09/14/2021 5:30 PM

    Sicilian Pizza

  • 09/14/2021 6:00 PM - 09/14/2021 9:00 PM

    More information to follow.....

  • 09/28/2021 4:00 PM - 09/28/2021 5:30 PM

    Cream Puffs

  • 09/28/2021 7:00 PM - 09/28/2021 9:00 PM

    Cream puffs and profiteroles