Fundraiser benefits Bensonhurst church restoration

A fundraiser was held Saturday for Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church with the money going toward restoration costs.

Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church was originally founded in 1677.

Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church was originally founded in 1677. (9/17/16)

BROOKLYN - A fundraiser was held Saturday for Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church with the money going toward restoration costs.

The church needs to raise another $250,000 to complete construction. A reported $1 million has already been spent on the project.

The ceiling has been redone and the entire building has been rewired.

Church members gave free tours of the sanctuary Saturday during a Blessing of the Pets event.

The church was originally founded in 1677 and is the fourth oldest church congregation in Brooklyn.

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