Old First Reformed Church

Please Volunteer at the Respite Shelter!

Please Volunteer at the Respite Shelter!

For eight weeks in the summer, five nights a week, we’ve been providing twelve men with a hot meal and a comfortable bed, partnering with other congregations and CAMBA. This July and August we need: Ten volunteers to cook, two each night, Mon-Fri, July 3-5 Ten volunteers to host (sleep-over), two each night, Mon-Fri, July 1-5 Four or five volunteer “Old First Coordinators” to assist […]

Help Us Decide: Housing Plus NYC May Be A Future Old First Partner

Help Us Decide: Housing Plus NYC May Be A Future Old First Partner

We’re in the process of determining whether Old First should partner with a new (to us) organization called Housing Plus. The non-profit, formed in 2002, works to address the lack of housing and services for underserved, marginalized women in New York City. Housing Plus founder and executive director Rita Zimmer helps provide transitional and permanent housing for nearly 250 women and children every year. The […]

The Media Reports on the Old First Sanctuary Restoration

The Media Reports on the Old First Sanctuary Restoration

The media showed great interest in our restoration story. Read some of their reporting below, and we’ll keep you posted on further coverage! Fox News 5  Built nearly 130 years ago, the Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has stood the test of time. “It’s unique in that it has the longest history in the city of Brooklyn, 1654, founded by the Dutch government,” Pastor Daniel Meeter […]

Old First to be featured on June 16 Untapped Cities Insiders tour

Old First to be featured on June 16 Untapped Cities Insiders tour

On June 16, Old First will host an Untapped Cities Insiders tour for members of the tour company dedicated to unearthing New York City’s most unique and surprising places, stories and events. Untapped Cities tours are walking tours led by licensed NYC tour guides for visitors and New Yorkers alike who are curious about sights off the beaten path, with a strong focus on history […]

Press Release: Arts Marathon Will Celebrate Reopening of Park Slope’s Historic Old First Reformed Church

Press Release: Arts Marathon Will Celebrate Reopening of Park Slope’s Historic Old First Reformed Church

ARTS MARATHON WILL CELEBRATE REOPENING OF PARK SLOPE’S HISTORIC OLD FIRST REFORMED CHURCH Bluegrass stars Michael Daves and Friends, acclaimed author Rick Moody, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and the Amy Winehouse Teen Jazz Ensemble are among the groups appearing at “A Celebration of Arts at Old First” Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MEDIA CONTACT: Alix Friedman Public Relations – […]

May 18-19: Sacred Sites Open House and A Celebration of Arts at Old First

May 18-19: Sacred Sites Open House and A Celebration of Arts at Old First

Join us Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 as we participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House and celebrate the reopening of our sanctuary with A Celebration of Arts at Old First. On Saturday, May 18, our sanctuary doors will be open from 10am to 5pm for the New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Open House. We’ll welcome those touring sacred sites […]

Some Thoughts on Our First Return to the Sanctuary

Some Thoughts on Our First Return to the Sanctuary

The sanctuary is back, and so are we! Nearly eight years is a long time to be away from such a magnificent space, but we tend to believe that things happen for a reason. So close but so far: fortunately, the Fellowship Hall was only a room (and a world) away; it is not to be underestimated. That modest room kept us together for a […]

Press Release: Easter Sunday Service Celebrates Reopening of Historic Park Slope Church

Press Release: Easter Sunday Service Celebrates Reopening of Historic Park Slope Church

Easter celebration at Old First Reformed Church will feature Pastor Daniel Meeter, with the Accord Treble Choir and organist Aleeza Meir performing ancient and modern music April 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Old First Reformed Church, 7th Avenue at Carroll Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Contact: Alix Friedman, AlixCFriedman@gmail.com, 646-468-4269 BROOKLYN, NY: April 5, 2019 – Brooklyn’s oldest congregation, Old First Reformed […]

Stone-Cold Awesome: The Stone House Singers Perform This Sunday, April 7 at 3 PM

Stone-Cold Awesome: The Stone House Singers Perform This Sunday, April 7 at 3 PM

We look forward to another unique and entertaining vocal performance of our Stone House Singers, under the direction of Thomas W. Jones. The program goes amazingly eclectic, borrowing musical material from the Renaissance through Messiaen and Poulenc. Also featured is the work of contemporary composer Nico Muhly, whose opera Marnie is currently at the Met. Jazz and spiritual selections will be included as well. The […]

Holy Week and Easter 2019: Schedule of Services

Holy Week and Easter 2019: Schedule of Services

The week leading to Easter is full of richly meaningful events at Old First.  All events take place at Old First. Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday: Dzieci Theatre’s “A Passion” Theatre Group Dzieci presents a unique and immersive passion play, incorporating Hebraic song and chant and ritual elements of Judaism, and set in the shadow of the Warsaw Ghetto. Join and share on […]