MARCH, 2021
Capital Campaign Progress 
We are so grateful to announce a new $20,000 donation to our “10 Years of Casa Belvedere” Capital Campaign. A very special thank you to Joseph Sorbera for becoming the latest member who has pledged to help us complete the upper floors and the second-floor outdoor terrace. Our member pledges and contributions to date total $167,052. Add the LPC Grant of $35,000 $202,052. Additionally, Mike and Joyce Pucciarelli's generous match will add $40,410 for a grand total of $242,462. We are 40 percent of the way there!

A reminder that donations to the capital campaign are fully tax-deductible. And your annual dues are separate from the capital campaign, but also a tax-deductible donation, earmarked to underwrite our myriad of arts and cultural program offerings.
Upcoming Events
TODAY is your final chance to sign up for a virtual wine tasting with the Tenuta Torciano Wine School in Italy, starting 6 pm Thursday, March 25. World-class wines and an extra-virgin olive oil will be delivered to your home before the live event. Each group is limited to four adult guests. The fee for each group is $100 and must be paid in advance. To register for this special event, call the Italian Cultural Foundation TODAY at 718-273-7660.
Register here for Celebrating the history and scenic beauty of Campania, a special virtual program at 7 pm Thursday, March 18, led by Anita Sanseverino and Louis Barrella. Campania felix translates to “happy countryside,” which is what the early Romans called this region in southwestern Italy. Learn about Magna Graecia, Partenopea, the Kingdom of Naples, the maritime Republic of Amalfi with its beautiful coast via photographs, video, and fascinating descriptions.
Have some delicious fun in Casa's in-person or virtual Culinary Classes! Adults can learn how to make ITALIAN SUSHI on Monday, March 29 from 7 to 9 pm. And children can learn how to make FRUIT SUSHI on Tuesday, March 30 from 4 to 5:30 pm. Space is limited for the in-person classes, so register now.
Belvedere Club Happenings
A traditional St. Joseph's Day altar will be set up in the lobby of Casa Belvedere next week. If you are planning to dine at the club, please enjoy this colorful display of traditional items to venerate the saint on his feast day. Click here for a Casa Belvedere exclusive article about how to celebrate both St. Joseph - and St. Patrick!
Fun News
NY1 News interviewed James Paone last week about the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission awarding a $35,000 matching grant to Casa Belvedere through its Historic Preservation Grant Program. The grant will be used for the repair of historic wood windows and doors at the second floor, including rebuilding portions of sills, sash, and other window members with wood; replacing glazing; caulking; scraping, priming and repainting window sashes and frames to match existing color and finish.