The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, located on Staten Island, N.Y., offers a wide variety of educational and cultural events. On Tuesday, March 5, Casa Belvedere will screen the 2012 award-winning Italian documentary "18 IUS SOLI" ("We are Italians. Just not Legally"), which examines the law that denies citizenship to young people bo...

Nicholas A. Corrado, 90, of New Dorp, a retired deputy commissioner for the city Department of Real Property and adjunct professor, a World War II veteran and family man, died Sunday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.   Born and raised in Brooklyn, he moved to New Dorp in 1969. Mr. Corrado served in the in the U.S. Army for...

Opening, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2 p.m. : Denny PizziniDenny Pizzini, who has lived on Staten Island for more than 50 years and is retired from his catalog printing business for some 20 years, is a well known artist in the borough. Among his exquisite collection are his signed edition "dennydolls"© sculptures, that he started creating in the earl...

by Rob Bailey   Want to help jumpstart Staten Island's Italian Cultural Foundation? The weekend of Sept. 26-27, atop picturesque Grymes Hill, the landmark mansion known as Casa Belvedere presents Motori D'Italia — an Italian car show — a major highlight of its annual Festa D'Italia benefit.   Proceeds from "all facets of this sig...

by Rob Bailey   "Staten Italy" takes on new meaning this summer at Casa Belvedere — and not in the insulting way so often portrayed in American media. That's because the Italian cultural foundation's third-annual al fresco film festival, "Cinema Sotto Le Stelle," is once again celebrating true Italian culture with a series of films from the...

Saturday, May 16th at 3 p.m. the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host the presentation of the book John of Divinity by Louis Borelli and Dr. Vincent Maligno, a Staten Island writing team publishing their first novel. John of Divinity is a powerful and timely novel inspired by spiritual encounters, exploring the meaning of God's teachings in the time...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The Italian Club of Staten Island, the time-honored organization founded to promote "a better understanding among leading Italian-Americans in the business and professional field and to raise awareness about Italian culture," has awarded two $5,000 college scholarships for outstanding academic achievement and community...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents "Celebrating the Life, Times & Artistry of Caravaggio", a DVD Presentation by Dr. Snjezana Smodlaka - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 @ 7:00 PM   Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the famous Italian Baroque painter, was a consummate artist, highly creative, origi...

By Pamela Silvestri   With the weather feeling more like spring, perhaps you're in the mood for something cool. Regardless of current temps, here's something a Staten Islander can warm up to in the spring. And the winner is Ralph's Famous Italian Ices with 2,440 votes for its six locations: 501 Port Richmond Ave, Port Richmond; 3285 Ric...

Join us for an evening of staged reading excerpts from two plays written and performed by two talented Italian-American women; Chiara Montalto and Lauren LoGiudice.