Thrift Sale at New Utrecht Reformed Church

Savvy thrifters will want to head over to Bensonhurst on Saturday, April 5, where the New Utrecht Reformed Church, between 83rd and 84th Streets on 18th Avenue, is hosting its Annual Spring Thrift Sale from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The sale, held twice a year next to the historic New Utrecht sanctuary, includes clothing, linens, shoes, books, toys, handbags, jewelry, electronic items, small household appliances and housewares.

Expect great prices on a McCoy cookie jar and an antique school desk and other hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

All proceeds go to the restoration of the church's 1828 sanctuary.

There's ample parking in the church lot, and MTA bus and subway service nearby. The B8 but stops in front of the church; the B1 bus stops two blocks away on 86th Street; and the church is a block away from the 18th Avenue stop on the D.

Look for the 104-foot high "Liberty Pole" on the church's front lawn near 18th Ave. The original pole was raised by the Town of New Utrecht to mark the retreat of the British Army in 1783. The current pole is the sixth at the site.

Contact Friends of Historic New Utrecht at (718) 256-7173 or mail@historicnewutrecht.org. for more about the history of the church, originally founded in 1677.

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