When: Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 am - Organized by Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation Karima Moyer-Nocchi will give a live virtual lecture based on her book: Chewing the Fat – An Oral History of Italian Foodways from Fascism to Dolce Vita. This highly engaging and visually driven presentation will examine ways in which the politics of th...

02/07 Tuesday 6:00 pm • Casa Belvedere • 79 Howard Avenue • Staten Island, NY - Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tombola games begin at 6:30 pm. Entry: Members free; non-members $10 per person. Tombola cards must be purchased for each round at $3 each. Tombola is a game that originated in Southern Italy. Similar to Bingo, the game is fun to play, easy to lea...

ONE NIGHT ONLY at Casa Belvedere: Southern Italy's renowned pop star singer, songwriter and recording artist PEPPE CIRILLO. Thursday, January 26 • 6:30 pm. Casa Belvedere | 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY. Reserve now – this event will sell out quickly! $90 members, $100 non-members All-inclusive Live Concert and Dinner. Price includes buffet din...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere annually displays the Solidarity Creche, a gift by the Naples (Italy) Chamber of Commerce to the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Il Presepio Della Solidarieta, an exquisite, artisanal exhibit of museum quality that tells a...

Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Presented by Anita Sanseverino. In-person and virtual. Register for In-Person here. Register for Virtual here. The Venetian Carnevale is the most well-known festival in Venice, but there are other festas even closer to the hearts of Venetians. It used to be said that...

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Featuring Grazia d'Annuzio, former editor of Vogue Italia. Register here. Are you interested in Italian fashion? Would you like to hear how it started and how it developed over the years? Are you curious to hear stories about major Italian designers? Grazia d’Annuzio...

Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka. Register here. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD destroyed the prosperous cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and they remained buried under many feet of volcanic ash, stone and hardened lava for more than 16 centuries. The debri...

Special Holocaust Series: “If you are not indifferent, things can be different.” Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation | 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY. Liliana Segre: An Italian Story of the Holocaust. An in-person and virtual event. Presented by Francesco Bonavita, Ph.D. Register for in-person here. Regis...

Opera and Lunch in the Afternoon. The Glorious Sound of the Operatic Singing Voice. Thursday, Oct. 13, noon to 4 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come enjoy great food and company while sharing our love of opera! Presented by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka and Lou Barrella. Register for Opera Luncheon Intuitively, we all know...

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Presented by Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo. Register here. This is an in-person participatory collaborative performance, workshop and dialogue, which invites participants to crochet chains of red cotton thread, a symbol of the chain migration scheme in which many immig...