The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment by Tony Cipriano, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. Tuesday, September 14th • 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 Opera! Singin...

Tuesday, September 7th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY. Join us for an evening of fine outdoor dining, live entertainment by Antonio Guarna, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. $75.00 – $85.00. Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere will present Cinema Sotto Le Stelle 2021 — its 11th annual Outdoor Italian Film Festival — that’s back this year on the lawn with the “beautiful view” of New York Harbor. The films will be shown most Tuesday evenings from July 13 through Sept. 28, with screenings to begin at 8 p.m. — around sunset....

CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE  -  MOVIES UNDER THE STARS The Annual Outdoor Italian Film Festival organized by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Tuesday, July 13 - Tuesday, August 31 2021 FULL LIST AND SCHEDULE  Special Opening Night  Team Marco Tuesday, July 13 at 8 pm – Watch the movie...

Not only is Monsignor Franco a Son of the Church, he is a son of New York and Italian immigrants. Born in the Bronx, his work has taken him all around the world, including Staten Island in the 1960’s to the Church of the Assumption on Brighton Avenue in Tompkinsville. Monsignor Franco even organized dances at the church and invited Chubby Checker,...

Tuesday, June 1, 7 to 9 pm. REGISTER HERE. Presented by Francesco Ranci, organized by Casa Belvedere. The “Festa della Repubblica” is celebrated on June 2nd because on that very day, in 1946, the Italian people went to the polls. For the first time after 20 years of Fascism, after World War II had largely destroyed the country, they had an importan...

Tuesday, May 25. 7 to 9 pm EDT. Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka. Organized by Casa Belvedere. REGISTER HERE. Much has been said about the great influence and impact that Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece – Divine Comedy – had on the Italian language and on Italian and world literature. Dante’s decision to write not in Latin, but in the dialect of hi...

Virtual Writing Workshop: Laboratorio Virtuale di Scrittura “Writing the Italian in Your Memories” Spring Edition. May 22, June 5, June 19 - 10:00-11:45am EDT. REGISTER NOW!! No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen! The fee for each workshop is $30NM-$27M There is a member discount for family members. Organized by The Italian Cultural Foun...

A special two-part virtual series on Thursdays, April 8 and 22. Presented by Carla Gambescia. 04/08 • Thursday 7 pm, Part 1: Humanizing Art – Giotto di Bondone; 04/22 • Thursday 7 pm, Part 2: Art as Propaganda in Baroque Rome. Organized by Casa Belvedere Carla Gambescia is the author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian C...