The Solidarity Crèche was a gift by the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the NYC Fire Dept. post the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It was custom made to honor the victims and brave Firefighters, Police and EMS workers that lost their lives. It is on loan to Casa Belvedere, courtesy of the International Columbia Associa...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere (79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301) presents: "The Presepe Napoletano" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino & Lou Barrella. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 7:00 PM The Presepe Napoletano is more than a Nativity scene! It is a unique art form which combines the birth of Christ with the daily life...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 - presents "The Divine Comedy" a presentation by Prof. Louis Leonini on the influential work of literature by Dante Alighieri. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM Come to Professor Leonini's lecture on Dante Alighieri and learn who this man was, what his...

The gorgeous Casa Belvedere Italian Cultural Institute was the setting on a perfect autumn evening for New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo to meet his supporters and talk about the issues most important to borough residents. Over 100 well-heeled Staten Islanders gathered Wednesday at the Grymes Hill mansion for the Gov. Cuomo meet and greet, hosted by...

Tuesday, Oct. 17th @ 7:00 PM. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, SI, NY 10301. CASANOVA: The World of a Sedcutive Genius. A book presentation with Author, Laurence Bergreen. Come discover, with author, Laurence Bergreen, the definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and...

For the seventh consecutive year, families and car enthusiasts alike joined to celebrate Italian heritage at Casa Belvedere on Grymes Hill for the annual Festa & Motori D'Italia. The mosaic of Italian culture present on the grounds of the cultural institute gave attendees of the event  a look at the rich Italian heritage on Staten Island in all for...

Italian culture, steeped in history and rich in artistic design, classic architecture and age-old traditions, continues to be preserved throughout the world in so many ways. But of all the contributions of beauty that Italy has shared, one of the most fascinating is the country's interpretation of the art of automobile manufacturing. It's a given t...

Dear Friends, on behalf of the Board of Governors of The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, I am honored to announce that the Foundation’s upcoming Festa D’Italia and Motori D’Italia weekend on September 23rd & 24th has been renamed The Anthony D’Andrea Festa & Motori D’Italia. At Casa Belvedere, we're all about honoring and memorializi...

September 12 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm A Voice for All Time: Luciano Pavarotti - A 10th Anniversary. A one-hour video presentation, presented by Bill Ronayne, featuring the beloved tenor in opera and song including memorable performances of arias and duets from Rigoletto, La Boheme, Verdi Requiem, Lucia di Lammermoor, L'Elisir D'amore, Un Ballo in Maschera...

Giovanni Battista Moroni (ca. 1523-1579) is known among cognoscenti of Renaissance painting, but is relatively little-known compared to such masters as Titian and Raphael. He was born to a master mason in Albino, outside of Bergamo, which was then part of the Venetian Republic. He entered Moretto Da Brescia's (Allesandro Bonvicino) studio, and cont...