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New Utrecht Reformed Church
PO Box 97

Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

(718) 236-0678


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

Apr. 16: Thrift Sale
The Spring Thrift Sale is Saturday, Apr. 19. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The spring Thrift Sale will take place at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Utrecht Reformed Church is at 18th Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets. Spend time and shop for bargains, for there are great prices for collectibles, frames, housewares, clothing, linens, shoes, books, toys, handbags and jewelry.

Refreshments and light lunch available to purchase. The proceeds benefit the restoration of the New Utrecht Reformed Church complex.

Shopping carts, luggage and carriages are not permitted in the shopping area and will be stored for shoppers' safety.
Apr. 19: Gowanus lecture
A print of Gowanus before the Canal: Freecke’s (Brower’s) Mill.
Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal and the history of the Gowanus will be the subject of an illustrated lecture by author Joseph Alexiou on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst. The event, sponsored by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht, is free to the public.

Mr. Alexiou, the author of Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal (NYU Press, 2015) will discuss the rise and fall of the Canal as a factor in Brooklyn’s industrial development and the place of the Gowanus in Brooklyn’s history since Colonial times, when it was a pastoral tidal creek surrounded by thriving wetlands. Mr. Alexiou is a Brooklyn-based writer and tour guide whose writing has appeared in the New York Observer, Gothamist and New York Magazine’s Daily Intel.

The 1892 Parish House is part of the landmarked campus of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, home to a congregation organized by Dutch settlers in 1677, which also includes the 1828 Church, now undergoing interior repairs and restoration, and the 1783 New Utrecht Liberty Pole. The Parish House is at 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst, with bus (B8, B1) and subway (D train) lines nearby.

The April 19 lecture is one in a series of free concerts and history-related events offered each year by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht. Persons interested in learning more about the lecture and other Friends activities about New Utrecht’s landmarks and its history are invited to contact (718) 256-7173 or mail@historicnewutrecht.org, and to visit www.historicnewutrecht.org or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsofHistoricNewUtrecht.

The Friends organization’s program of free public events is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, Councilman Vincent Gentile and Councilman Mark Treyger.

Restoration news
Sancturary restoration
As part of the ongoing restoration of the New Utrecht Church, the vaulted ceiling of the sanctuary was removed and completely replaced. Work on the damaged ceiling began in May 2013. Elaborate scaffolding was erected to allow the workmen access to the flat and barrel-vaulted areas of the ceiling. The new ceiling was completed in August 2015 and the scaffolding was removed. The installation and removal of the scaffolding caused extensive damage to the walls which must be repaired and painted. Additional funds are needed to complete repairs to the organ alcove and sanctuary walls. Donations to help with this work can be sent to:

New Utrecht Reformed Church Restoration Fund
P.O. Box 97
Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

Donations to New Utrecht Reformed Church
Donations in the memory of Bruce Hodgman may be mailed to:
New Utrecht Reformed Church
P.O. Box 97
Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

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