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Events at New Utrecht
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14th Brooklyn Society
of Historic New Utrecht
Reformed Church in
Regional Synod of 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
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...
|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
The New York Times has
discovered New Utrecht Reformed Church, the
sanctuary of which opened December 16
after being closed for 15 years.
needs to be done on the organ alcove, however.
here for the link to the Times
published on January 11.
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.
Calendar of Events
Worship, every Sunday, 11
a.m. at the Sanctuary
Utrecht Children's Church,
every Sunday at 11 a.m.
June 2, 11 a.m. at the
- FHNU Board Meeting,
to be announced
Sites Open House,
Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
at the Sanctuary
June 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Learn more about New
- Contact: Pastor E.J.
- Info: 718-236-0678 or e-mail us