Friday, May 31, 20137 p.m.Casa Belvedere Mansion79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Watch, taste, and learn how to prepare some delectable Italian dishes with up-and-coming celebrity Chef Vincent Tropepe.

Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

Wednesday, July 8th: Il Gattopardo (1963) "The Leopard" - Directed by Luchino Visconti - Drama/Romance - Not Rated - 187 Minutes - In Italian with English subtitles   As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social c...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The fourth annual Taste of Italy Golf Outing & Dinner — celebrating the life achievements of Corrado "Joe" Manfredi to benefit Casa Belvedere — played to perfection Wednesday at Silver Lake Golf Course, where more than 120 linksters took to the lush greens on the time-honored course.   Manfredi arrived in Ne...

September 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm. The Holocaust in Italy: The Life and Times of Primo Levi. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita. Primo Levi is perhaps one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Holocaust, he went on to document the horrors of his experiences in The Periodic Table, If Not Now, When? and The Monkey...

You can't honor Italian culture without considering la cucina. That's why the Italian Cultural Foundation has added a culinary program at its headquarters in Casa Belvedere, a historic mansion on Staten Island.   There are cooking courses for children and adults, as well as wine tastings and dinners. One class in September will cover regiona...

In the summer, I like to vacation in my own "back yard" and I define that as the five boroughs and suburbs of New York. I always enjoy discovering new fun neighborhoods, restaurants by bodies of water (of which there are many!) and hidden gems. I found one such gem on the "Isle of Staten" as my dear friend Grae, a native Staten Islander, alway...

By Carol Ann Benanti Whether you're of Italian descent, or simply have a special affection for all things Italian, you won't want to miss Motori D'Italia, an exotic Italian car and motorcycle show which will be the highlight of the annual Festa D'Italia at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill, set for the weekend of Sept....

Join Us For a Night of Poetry & Music at Casa Belvedere, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301. T. 718-273-7660. E. info@casa-belvedere.org www.casa-belvedere.org   A New Life with Bianca. by Frank...

Mercoledì prossimo, 14 novembre, il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale a New York sarà a Staten Island per la raccolta delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei nuovi passaporti biometrici. L'incontro avrà luogo presso The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, (79 Howard Avenue). Si tratta, ricordano dal consolato, "di un'in...