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New Utrecht Reformed Church
Post Office Box 97

Brooklyn, NY 11214

Pastor E.J. Emerson's phone number is 973-632-1305


18th Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11214

May 18: Sacred Sites Open House

New Utrecht Reformed ChurchOn Saturday. May 18, the public will have a chance to visit the historic 1828 New Utrecht Reformed Church, recently reopened after a 15-year period of restoration and repairs, and to learn about the building’s history at an exhibition and lecture in the Church’s Parish House sponsored by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht.

The Church, one of Brooklyn’s oldest, and the exhibition will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Friends’s President, Dave Elligers, will speak at 3:00 p.m. about the history of the Church building and its evolution as the home of the New Utrecht congregation first organized in 1677.

The Saturday events are part of the Sacred Sites Open House, organized annually by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The theme of this year’s Statewide Open House is “Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture. more...

June 1: Liberty Weekend

Liberty Weekend, sponsored by Friends of Historic New Utrecht, returns Saturday, June 1, to the grounds of the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst with historical displays and presentations, Revolutionary War re-enactors, a lecture, a bake sale and tours of the historic 1828 Church and of the Old New Utrecht Cemetery among events celebrating the 236th anniversary of the famous New Utrecht Liberty Pole.

All events are free. The church is at 18th Ave. and 84th St. with bus and
subway lines nearby.

This year’s visitors will have a chance to tour the landmarked Church, built in 1828, in part with stones that taken from the original 1700 church built on the old Cemetery at 16th Avenue. Church members will speak about the Church building’s history and the current work of restoration and repair.

Events on the church grounds and in the Parish House from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be focused on the American Revolution. Revolutionary War reenactors will interact with the public on the church lawn. Featured will be the Royal Highland Regiment, the famous Black Watch, which fought for Britain in the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Other reenactors
will represent George Washington, and American and British soldiers and officers.

New Utrecht Reformed Church reopens after major restoration - From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 20, 2018

The New York Times has discovered New Utrecht Reformed Church

New Utrecht Reformed Church
The New York Times has discovered New Utrecht Reformed Church, the sanctuary of which opened December 16 after being closed for 15 years. Work needs to be done on the organ alcove, however. Click here for the link to the Times article, published on January 11.

Donations to the church's Restoration Fund are very welcome. Please send them to New Utrecht Reformed Church, P.O. Box 97, Brooklyn, NY 11214, and put Restoration Fund in the memo field of your check. We assure you that all donations will be used only for the ongoing restoration.

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