Saturday, February 25, 2006

Readings: Mar. 5 - Lent 1B

Readings: Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday

Mardi Gras 2006

A Mardi Gras Kid's Carnival took place Saturday at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House. King Henry entertained the kids with his magic tricks, including pulling a rabbit out of his hat! Mardi Gras 2006 was a very happy day for the kids of Bensonhurst!

Photos by Vincent La Marca

King Henry entertains the kids with a rabbit.

Children constructing crafts for Mardi Gras.

Suzanne Carrion designing a balloon.

A librarian from the Brooklyn Public Library reads to children.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Saturday, Feb. 25: Mardi Gras Kid's Carnival

On Saturday, Feb. 25 the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Ave. at 84th St. in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, will hold a Mardi Gras Kid's Carnival at the Parish House from 2 - 4 PM. The carnival will include balloons, sculpting, games crafts, cookies and face painting! King Henry from King Henry Entertainment will be there to wow the kids! This event is free for kids 2 - 12 years old. Donations, however, are gratefully accepted. Parking is available on site. For more information please call (718) 236-0678 or e-mail

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Lincoln visits Brooklyn once again

President Abraham Lincoln paid a visit to Brooklyn on Monday night, Feb. 13, in honor of his 197th birthday. Lincoln, played by actor James Getty, held a question and answer session after his performance at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House, sponsored by Friends of Historic New Utrecht.

Photos by Vincent La Marca

Wide angle shot of Lincoln (James Getty), with George Munkenbeck, chaplain of the 14th Brooklyn Regiment, Company H at the far right.

Lincoln leaves the Parish House.

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile with Friends President Robert M. Buonvino at right.

Lincoln poses for a photo.

Readings: Feb. 26 - Transfiguration Sunday B

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Church service canceled

New Utrecht Reformed Church has canceled its service for Sunday, February 12 because of the snowstorm which hit the city this weekend. With God's help, New Utrecht Reformed Church will resume its services on Sunday, February 19 with the celebration of Holy Communion. In the meantime, please follow the readings for this Sunday, February 12.

Readings: Feb. 19 - Epiphany 7B

Readings: Feb. 12 - Epiphany 6B

Photos of Scout Sunday 2006

Photos by Vincent La Marca

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Lincoln 'comes alive' for students and others in Brooklyn

President Abraham Lincoln returns to Brooklyn on Monday, Feb. 13. (Photo by Vincent La Marca)

BROOKLYN - The historic organization Friends of Historic New Utrecht is again sponsoring an educational program for students and others interested in the role Brooklyn has played in U.S. history. And again this year the noted Lincoln impersonator, James Getty, plays the part of the nation's 16th president.

"Mr. Lincoln's" first appearance Monday, Feb. 13, will be at New Utrecht High School where at 10 a.m. he will speak to more than 1,300 students. That night, at 7:30 p.m., the general public is invited to attend a Getty program of life in the days of Lincoln in the Parish Hall at the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Ave. and 84th St. Admission is free. Parking is available in the church lot.

Press Release for Lincoln's Birthday 2006