One of the six Dutch towns that the British incorporated into Kings County in the 17th century, New Utrecht was once a rural community in southern Brooklyn. Though much of the town exists only in archival materials, the New Utrecht Church, built in 1828 from the stones of an original 1700 structure, and the Old New Utrecht Cemetery, first consecrated in 1654, still stand as physical reminders of the former town.
Historic New Utrecht promotes awareness and understanding of early Brooklyn history through free concerts, historical lectures and Liberty Weekend each June on the New Utrecht Church campus in South Brooklyn. Friends of Historic New Utrecht was formed in 1997 to restore aging structures and educate the public about this period by way of tours, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions and hands-on learning.
Walking tours of New Utrecht's two main sites, the New Utrecht (Dutch) Reformed Church and the New Utrecht Cemetery.