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PO Box 97

Brooklyn, NY 11214-0097

(718) 236-0678

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

George Washington
                              returns to New Utrecht 2/13

George Washington is coming back to Bensonhurst, and Friends of Historic New Utrecht invites you to meet him, in the person of experienced Washington portrayer Michael Grillo, at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House, 18th Ave. and 84th St., on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Mr. Grillo, has been appearing as Washington for over 18 years at historic sites and events. Mr. Grillo's presentation about Washington's career will include discussion of the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776, his victorious return to New York in November 1783, his inauguration there in 1789 and his visit to New Utrecht in April 1790, when he had lunch at Barre's tavern (84th St. and 16th Ave.) and greeted students from the village school nearby. A Q&A session with the audience will follow the presentation.

On the morning of Feb.13, in the New Utrecht High School auditorium, Mr. Grillo will portray President Washington before an audience of students from local schools, also sponsored by the Friends of Historic New Utrecht.

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.

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Brooklyn Eagle - Landmarked Bensonhurst church needs funds to finish restoration
Landmarked Bensonhurst church needs funds to finish restoration - from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sept. 7, 2016
Restoration news
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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