When: Tuesday, August 16th @ 7 PMWhere: The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Grymes Hill, Staten Island, NY 10301   Calabria attracts today's visitors with stunning landscapes, spectacular ancient art and a mouthwatering culinary tradition. Karen Haid, author of Calabria: The Other Italy and recipien...

Directed by Dino Risi, Il Sorpasso follows Roberto, a shy law student and Bruno (Vittorio Gassman), a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man during the summer of 1962.   The time they spend together in Rome and Tuscany is a hilarious, but sometimes an emotionally merciless accelerated maturation process. While Bruno's easy going "l'usage d...

Dear Friends - We have much to celebrate on Sunday, December 14th at Casa Belvedere. The FDNY Solidarity Creche has returned and will be unveiled in all its glory. The winner of our Maserati Ghibli Car Raffle will be announced.   The Richmond County Savings Foundation will present The Italian Cultural Foundation with a signature grant awa...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, Grymes Hill, will host its first annual "Taste of Italy" Golf Outing and Bocce Tournament on Wednesday, June 19, at Silver Lake Golf Course. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., and cocktails, dinner and an auction begin at 6 p.m. The cost of golf, lunch and dinner is $175 per person; the co...

When everybody thinks about New York, the first thought goes of course to Manhattan. And when everybody thinks about the Italians in New York, one may think about Little Italy, or East Harlem, or Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. But if you look at the percentage, the New York borough with the highest percentage of inhabitants of Italian heritage is defi...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 presents "Italy's Earliest Settlers", a presentation by Prof. Louis Leonini. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM. Who were the earliest settlers on the Italian peninsula, where did they come from and what was their legacy? Pho...

Come Columbus Day weekend, Staten Islanders can prime their appetites for a fresh, new outdoor festival. On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Borough President's Office announced the inaugural "Rome through Richmond Town: A Celebration of Italian Culture," a six-hour, free fete to all things Italian that's intended to replace the New Dorp Lane parade tra...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Growing Up With Italian Music. A Program with Film by John Orlando This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian music at Nonna's house with our families on Sundays and how our fathers and mothers played it regularly at home.   Music was as much a part...

September 20 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm. From the Heart - A Treasury of Italian Songs. A one-hour video presentation by Bill Ronayne, featuring a collection of some of the most beautiful and beloved songs including "O Sole Mio," "Torna a Surriento," "Mattinata," "Core'ngrato" and "Santa Lucia" from movie and television performances and featuring c...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, located on Staten Island, N.Y., offers a wide variety of educational and cultural events. This month, its calendar includes a Christmas Concert and Reception—a Staten Island Sandy Relief Benefit featuring "Two Tenors & a Lady" with VETRO tenors Christopher Macchio, Elio Scaccio and soprano Mari...