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The Belvedere Club


The Belvedere Club is a private supper club housed in the Italian Cultural Foundation's exquisite, neo-Renaissance, Italianate style building, aka "Casa Belvedere". Originally built in 1908 as the country estate of Louis and Laura Stirn. Louis Stirn was a German émigré and prominent silk merchant, owning several textile mills. Laura Stirn was the granddaughter of Brooklyn Bridge Builder John Roebling and was known for her expertise in horticulture.


The “Stirn Mansion” of a century ago was renamed “Casa Belvedere” to reflect it’s stunning backdrop of the Verrazzano Bridge and New York Harbor. In 2009 the mansion began its transformation journey from a private home to a public arts and cultural center. In 2013 The Belvedere Club was introduced to offset the operating costs associated with the foundation’s educational program offerings. Today this historically significant, American Treasure is a New York City Landmark building and listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. 


"Founding Charter Member" designation is the most prestigious membership offered by The Belvedere Club. Benefits associated with this level of membership include private party mansion fee waived; memorializing your family name on the very prominent Founding Charter Member Plaque; enjoying reciprocity with 35 private membership clubs throughout the nation and abroad such as The University Club of San Francisco, The Capitol Hill Club in Washington D.C., Antico TIro a Volo in Rome and many more; discounts on foundation classes and programs and more.  Please see brochure below for more info or call (718) 273-7600 and we'll be happy to assist.