The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere

Location:79 Howard Avenue
Phone:718-273-7660

Upcoming events

  • 01/31/2022 7:00 PM - 01/31/2022 9:00 PM

    Making Fresh Mozzarella Knots

  • 02/01/2022 4:00 PM - 02/01/2022 5:00 PM

    Make your own Stromboli

  • 02/07/2022 All day

    Italian Citizenship by Descent or by Marriage – Are you eligible for dual citizenship?
    Starting Monday, January 10, you can schedule private appointments at Casa Belvedere to determine the first steps of your journey to become an Italian citizen.

    You can apply for recognition of your Italian citizenship Jure Sanguinis (by descent) or Jure Matrimonii (by marriage). During this first appointment, you will learn whether or not you are eligible to apply. You must bring photocopies of birth certificates (or at least the date and place of birth) of your parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who was an Italian citizen when their child was born. Also, bring a copy, or an approximate date, of their naturalization either in the United States or in another country.

    On select Mondays, you can book a 30-minute appointment (you can book two slots if you feel you need more time) with Carla Megale Di Tommaso, who will review the process with you. The price for your first consultation is $25.

  • 02/07/2022 7:00 PM - 02/07/2022 9:00 PM

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with red velvet cake

  • 02/08/2022 4:00 PM - 02/08/2022 5:00 PM

    Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookies

  • 02/08/2022 7:00 PM - 02/08/2022 9:00 PM

    IN-PERSON BOOK PRESENTATION: LAST STOP ON THE SIX
    Presented by Patricia Dunn (Author) 
    Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 pm at Casa Belvedere

    Proof of vaccination is required for all guests.

    To purchase the book, click here.

    Can you ever really go home again? Theresa Angela Campanosi is about to find out in LAST STOP ON THE 6, a hilarious, hard-hitting and big-hearted novel that brings to mind the movie ‘A Bronx Tale.’ Dunn’s novel tells the story of Angela, who navigates love, guilt, and red gravy as she learns the price of living in the past.

    After a decade as a political activist in California, Angela is back in her childhood home about to topple her family’s tower of secrets: the truth about her brother’s accident, impending marriage and subsequent disappearance, her alcoholic father’s fall off the wagon, and her former boyfriend’s recovery from heroin addiction. And most of all, why Fat Freddie is tormenting her family.

  • 02/15/2022 7:00 PM - 02/15/2022 9:00 PM

    Celebrating the Brindisi • A Toast for Valentine’s Day
    Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 pm
    A special in-person cultural event with Rossini cocktails
    Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka and Lou Barrella

    Proof of vaccination is required for all guests.

    The Brindisi (Italian for “a toast”) is a song in which people are enthusiastically invited to drink, and has been featured in many operas.
    This presentation will survey many of these wonderful arias and feature scenes where the drinking of alcoholic beverage or its effects are highlighted.

    The creative genius of composers reveals the masterful way in which they portray the lyrics and sometimes very dramatic effect of their characters’ inebriation.

    Participants will enjoy Rossini cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Operatic Drinking!

  • 02/21/2022 7:00 PM - 02/21/2022 9:00 PM

    Pasta Nera: Black fresh tagliatelle with lightly spiced tomato sauce

  • 02/22/2022 4:00 PM - 02/22/2022 5:00 PM

    Stuffed shells with ricotta and spinach in marinara sauce

  • 02/22/2022 7:00 PM - 02/22/2022 9:00 PM

    IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL BOOK PRESENTATION: CELIBATE: A MEMOIR
    Presented by Maria Giura (Author) 
    Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 pm at Casa Belvedere 

    Proof of vaccination is required for all guests.

    Join us as Maria Giura reads from her memoir Celibate, a story about her years-long relationship with a priest and her tumultuous journey toward authentic love. She’ll read excerpts in the contexts of eros and agape and will weave in anecdotes about writing. Books will be available for sale and signing or can be purchased in advance online at Amazon or B&N.

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