A virtual event on Saturday, March 27 at noon, presented by Anne Robichaud. REGISTER HERE!! Join us live from Assisi to discover ancient traditions connected to Holy Week. Our virtual event begins at noon on Saturday, March 27 (9 am Pacific Time, and 6 pm in Italy.) In Assisi on Good Friday night, locals and clergy begin La Processione del Cristo M...

Casa Belvedere received a $35,000 grant from the City Landmarks Preservation. The Italianate, neo-Renaissance house dates back to 1908 and was the scene for a number of women's suffrage events. However the house needs a paint job on the original 13 windows and four sets of doors. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere has been restoring...

When: Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 pm - What: Puglia: Better Than The Caribbean! Presented by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella Puglia, until recently, was one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Puglia has everything: castles, fortresses, lighthouses, an abundance of seascapes in rainbow colors, beaches and rock formations that resemble moonscapes,...

02/11 • Thursday 7pm EDT• The Passion of Love, as seen in Dante’s V Canto of the Inferno. Maria Bonavita, in collaboration with actress Giusy Lo Schiavo joining us live from Rome, Italy, invites you to descend to Dante’s second circle of the Inferno to experience the intense passion of love between Paolo and Francesca, who allowed themselves to be...

Saturday mornings from 10am to 11:30am. As Italians and Italian Americans, when we look back on our pasts, whether a year or decades ago, our stories are often intertwined with our culture—all of its richness, expectations, challenges, and humor. During these workshops, led by author and instructor Maria Giura, we’ll focus on how three aspects—food...

If you’re a Staten Islander, you know the deal: Get in a conversation and there’ll be hand gestures flying along with the words. Most of us are familiar with the “thumbs up,” or even crossing two fingers for good luck. But the vast array of Italian hand gestures? That’s a horse or a different color. So, the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belve...

Tuesday, Jan 26th 7:00-9:00pm EDT. Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Book Presentation: “It Happened in Italy, Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust". With Elizabeth Bettina. REGISTER HERE!! Imagine Elizabeth Bettina's surprise when she discovered that her grandmother’s village had a secr...

Saturday, January 16th • 10:00am ET Live from Italy!!! Umbria and Valnerina, Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio and More. With Anne Robichaud. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. Do you know what a "norcineria" offers? Ever tasted the famous “lost beans” of the Valnerina? Ever heard of Preci and a curiosity that makes it famous? Let’s warm up our...

Friday, December 4th • 7:00-9:00pm. Organized by Casa Belvedere. With Carla Gambescia. Registration is required. Once you register for a virtual event, you will receive an invitation to join the live zoom program the night before the event. Discover the surprising backstories behind some of our most cherished holiday traditions from Saint Nicholas...

November 19th • 7:00-9:00pm EDT. Organized by casa Belvedere. with Anita Sanseverino and Louis Leonini. Although the city of Venice is the most well-known part of the Veneto, there are islands, towns and cities that are far older,with a history all their own. In this presentation Louis and Anita will explore the histories of great cities such as Ve...