Join us for yoga at Casa Belvedere – roll out your mat and enjoy the view!

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This 45-minute outdoor practice is open to adults at all levels of practice. The class will focus on basic foundational yoga postures to help align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques are also integrated. There will be an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.

Please bring water, mat, blocks, and any other yoga props for the class.

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    Cream Puffs

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

    Cream puffs and profiteroles

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

    Broadway, one of New York’s—and the world’s—most recognizable industries, is at a standstill. With its doors closed, fans across the globe are looking for a chance to reconnect with some of their favorite stars and shows. Luckily, New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel’s second book, SINGULAR SENSATION: The Triumph of Broadway (Avid Reader Press, On-Sale: November 10, ISBN 9781501166631) offers an insider’s look at some of the business’s most influential and genre-defining acts, featuring gripping behind-the-scenes accounts of shows such as Rent, Angels in America, Chicago,
    The Lion King, and The Producers—shows that changed the history of the American theater.

    Broadway has triumphs and disasters, but the show always goes on.

    Michael Riedel presents the drama behind every mega-hit or shocking flop, bringing readers into high-stakes premieres, fraught rehearsals, tough contract negotiations, intense Tony Award battles, and more. From the bitter feuds to the surprising collaborations, all the intrigue of a revolutionary era in the Theater District is packed into SINGULAR SENSATION.

    Bring the book and have it signed by the author on Tuesday, September 28th at 7pm.

  • 10/02/2021 10:00 AM - 10/02/2021 11:45 AM
    “Writing the Italian in Your Memories”: Fall Edition

    Laboratorio di Scrittura, Writing Workshop
    Saturdays, October 2, 16 and 30, 2021: 10:00-11:45am

    The workshop will take place in the cottage on the left side of the mansion, which can be reached by following the paved sidewalk and stairs.

    All On-site at Casa Belvedere with Zoom option. If you are interested in participating via Zoom, email beatrice@casa-belvedere.org
    No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen!

    When we look back on our past, whether a year or decades ago, our stories are often intertwined with our culture—its richness, expectations, challenges and humor. During each workshop, led by author Maria Giura, we’ll focus on how one aspect of Italian American (IA) life—identity, travel, holidays—forms the background or foreground of our memories.

    We’ll read and discuss short, vibrant excerpts written by IA authors. Participants will then be given prompts to generate their own writing and, by the end of each workshop, will have produced an original piece of writing. In-person enrollment limited to 10 participants. P.S. You don’t have to be Italian to write about how Italy may be part of your memories!

    Register for one, two, or all three workshops.
    Part 1: Sat., Oct. 2
    Part 2: Sat. Oct. 16
    Part 3: Sat. Oct. 30

  • 10/05/2021 7:00 PM - 10/05/2021 9:00 PM

    Quando Sono Italiana/When I Am Italian

    A Reading/Performance by Joanna Clapps Herman and Michela Musolino, facilitated by Maria Giura

    In her book When I Am Italian, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the question: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Herman takes a complicated and nuanced look at the question of to whom and to which culture she ultimately belongs. During this evening of reading and song, Joanna will read short excerpts about memory and grief as well as stories about her Italian childhood in Waterbury, CT and visiting Italy for the first time. She’ll also read some short poems about the joy of recently becoming una nonna. Internationally recognized Sicilian-American singer Michela Musolino will start and close the evening with a few Southern Italian songs.  Q & A as well as a book signing will follow for those who wish to buy Joanna’s book.

  • 10/12/2021 7:00 PM - 10/12/2021 9:00 PM

    Celebrating Dante Alighieri: The man, the era he lived in, and his impact on Western civilization

    Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 pm
    Presented by Prof. Louis Leonini

    Homer, Dante and Shakespeare are considered giants of world literature. Of all three, however, Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time.

    In this lecture, Professor Louis Leonini will defend this critique as he takes you back in time to explore Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), his romantic poetry, his study of Italian dialects (De Vulgari), and Florentine Italian – which later became what is now called Standard Italian.

    We can often judge a man and his work by his admirers. The professor will tell how Boccaccio and Michelangelo idolized Dante, and Petrarch, Chaucer, Milton, and Shelley were strongly influenced by him. Botticelli made drawings for the Divine Comedy, and William Blake (a 19th century English romantic poet) actually learned Italian so he could read Dante’s great work in the original.

    This lecture will examine what motivated Dante’s great work, how it was written, and its impact even today, 700 years after his death.

  • 10/16/2021 10:00 AM - 10/16/2021 11:45 AM
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    Laboratorio di Scrittura, Writing Workshop
    Saturdays, October 2, 16 and 30, 2021: 10:00-11:45am

    The workshop will take place in the cottage on the left side of the mansion, which can be reached by following the paved sidewalk and stairs.

    All On-site at Casa Belvedere with Zoom option. If you are interested in participating via Zoom, email beatrice@casa-belvedere.org
    No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen!

    When we look back on our past, whether a year or decades ago, our stories are often intertwined with our culture—its richness, expectations, challenges and humor. During each workshop, led by author Maria Giura, we’ll focus on how one aspect of Italian American (IA) life—identity, travel, holidays—forms the background or foreground of our memories.

    We’ll read and discuss short, vibrant excerpts written by IA authors. Participants will then be given prompts to generate their own writing and, by the end of each workshop, will have produced an original piece of writing. In-person enrollment limited to 10 participants. P.S. You don’t have to be Italian to write about how Italy may be part of your memories!

    Register for one, two, or all three workshops.
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  • 10/19/2021 4:00 PM - 10/19/2021 5:00 PM

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    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 • 7:00pm-9pm
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    Everyone has heard many philosophical proverbs during their lifetime. Yet, some of the greatest philosophical dictates have come from the Italian masters - our grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers and fathers.  Italians can offer a wealth of information and life lessons in just a few words.

    Join Amelia Rose on October 19th for an informative and entertaining presentation to learn what these proverbs mean.  Discover how many of these proverbs you have heard, and how many are new to you.

     

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