Saturday, May 23rd • 10:00am. Italian, and Italian-American, gardening knowledge has been carried from generation to generation and is now more relevant  than ever. REGISTER HERE Join Beatrice and guest Mary Menniti , founder of The Italian Garden Project, as they celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable g...

Saturday, May 9th • 10:00am. Live Coffee Chat. This week Beatrice will celebrate Mother’s Day. Guest Speaker: Prof. Lou Barrella, Former Music Teacher and Opera and Italian Culture Educator. Each Coffee Chat guest is entered to win a specialty gift courtesy of SI-Espresso!. Register Now!! Many mothers in Italy embrace their matriarchal roles of cre...

Italy’s famed automobile designers and manufacturers have designed and engineered top-class four-wheeled machines. "The passion for fast and beautiful cars runs very deep among Italians", said Michael Pucciarelli, Vice Chairman of Casa Belvedere’s Board of Directors. He has owned many Italian sports cars over the years, including 11 Ferraris, an Al...

If you’ve visited Casa Belvedere recently, you already know who Beatrice is. She’s the one who welcomes you with a hearty “Buonasera!”, inviting you to come in, get comfortable, and get ready to enjoy a culinary experience in one of our cooking classes, or a cultural presentation during our Tuesday evening cultural progam. If you’ve dropped off you...

Italy is a country where the ‘bella figura’, ‘making a good impression’, is extremely important. But for those outside of Italy it’s hard to grasp, as it can mean many things. From emphasizing outward visual beauty and aesthetics, to exhibiting proper behavior and etiquette, to always striving for perfection. But always, at its core, is passing the...

Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are our top priority. For that reason, we have decided to cancel all cooking and language classes, cultural events and fundraisers until the end of March.We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the guidelines issued by CDC, the New York State Department of Health, as wel...

Tuesday March 17th • 7pm - Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. The anniversary of the Unification of Italy / Anniversario dell'Unità d'Italia is a national day that falls annually on March 17. It celebrates the birth of the Italian state, which took place following the proclamation of the Kingdo...

Tuesday March 10th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Today!! Presented by: Lou Barrella. DONATION: $15 Member • $20 Non-Member. Although St. Joseph’s Day is celebrated as a sacred and secular holiday (“Father’s Day”) throughout Italy, it has special significance in Sic...

Tuesday, February 25th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. REGISTER NOW. Venezia is Queen of the Adriatic, La Serenissima, mercantile and maritime Republic of 1,000 years, a vast museum, a triumph of human will over Nature, once a beehive of espionage, the luxury & pleasur...