Cosi Fan Tutte

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:41 AM by David A-S

NYC Opera Forum will perform Cosi Fan Tutte

September 8th at 1:30

NYC Opera Forum asked to perform three times free of charge at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian this year.  They do sing-throughs of full opera pieces with concert quality musicians. 


Cosi Fan Tutte is one of Mozart’s famous pieces and the featured role, Despina, will be sung by our friend Patricia Mullenaux.


Come out and enjoy the performance.  You will be impressed and touched.

Adriana Lecouvreur

posted May 29, 2018, 10:11 AM by David A-S   [ updated May 29, 2018, 10:12 AM ]

Image result for clip art operaNY Opera Forum will offer a free presentation of Adriana Lecouvreur at 1:30pm. 

New York Opera Forum was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.

We work with singers on all levels, from student to professional, providing quality training and performance opportunities for a reasonable fee.

Complete operas are performed in concert with piano accompaniment, scenes programs are either in concert or staged with minimal props and costumes, and occasional showcase and lieder recitals are presented.

Empty Bowls

posted Apr 20, 2018, 10:37 AM by David A-S

Saturday May 5th from 12-3pm

Local artists are uniting against hunger.  Potters have been sitting at the wheel, glazing, and firing bowls over the past few weeks and months.  All hand-crafted bowls are priced at $25 and the proceeds will support our community food pantry and other local food programs.  There will also be refreshments, activities for kids, and live music.  Please come; you won't regret it. . . . .oh and Mother's Day is conveniently the next Sunday.

This year as an added bonus, we will have Herb Seedlings that people can also buy.  Some of these proceeds will also go to the Pantry.

Holy Week

posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:47 AM by David A-S   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Sunday, March 25th, we will have our Palm Sunday service with the palms decorating the royal red carpet which comes alive as children lead us in the celebration.  The service starts at 11am and is followed by coffee hour.

Thursday, March 29th at 6:30pm, we will be traveling to the Union Church of Bay Ridge (80th st and Ridge Blvd).  They will be hosting a Maundy Thursday service with an Agape Meal.  

Friday, March 30th, the Good Friday service will start at 7:30pm.  
This dramatic and meaningful service has a long tradition and is entirely led by the scripture and song.

Saturday, March 31st at 12pm we will be hosting our Easter Egg Hunt. There will be colored eggs, baked goods, crafts, and laughter.  Children, friends, parents, pizza, and grandparents are all heartily invited.

Sunday April 1st, 
we celebrate Easter Sunday at our 11am worship.  The sanctuary will be decorated with flowers and voices will be raised singing "Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia!. . . "

Ash Wednesday

posted Jan 29, 2018, 12:10 PM by David A-S
There will be an Ash Wednesday service at Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm on February 14th.  All are welcome.

Christmas Eve

posted Dec 18, 2017, 10:41 AM by David A-S   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

On December 24th, there will be two service options.

At 11am there will be a simple brief HymnSing service.  Come and sing your favorites.

The Christmas Eve service will begin at 6pm.  This beloved service will include the age-old hymns, candlelit singing, and, of course, a nativity.

If you or your (grand)children are interested in participating in the nativity play, please arrive at the church by 5pm for costumes and for a walk-through.

Please come and celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.

                                                   There will be no Christmas Day service on the 25th.

Blue Christmas

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:17 AM by David A-S

Image result for religious christmas clipart black and whiteDecember 12th at 7:30pm Over the years, many have communicated to me in hurt tones that Christmas is hard.  For various deeply held reasons, they just couldn’t meet the joy of the festive season.  Sometimes it is the loss of a loved one who used to sit beside them in worship.  Sometimes it is the depression that consumes them in the winter.  Sometimes it is due to familial, political, or economic issues.  There are many other reasons.  Sadly, they feel most alone at this time.


The session has voted to respond to those struggles with a Blue Christmas Service.  Churches around the world have created these services to acknowledge lament in an intimate, prayerful setting, while simultaneously rallying around the essential Christmas truth: ‘A light shines in the darkness, which cannot be overcome’ (John 1).

Rosemarie's Gospel Concert

posted Nov 21, 2017, 12:53 PM by David A-S

December 10th at 4pm Rosemarie Napoli, our beloved Pastoral Resident, will sing us into the season.  You will not be disappointed.  She and her praise team will inspire and move you.  The suggested donation for this fundraiser is $25.

Christmas Sale and Bazaar

posted Nov 9, 2017, 11:14 AM by David A-S

On November 18th from 9:30am-2pm, Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church will be opening our doors for the Christmas Sale.  As always there will be the Christmas trees, decorations, ribbons, and donated items that have been bringing people from all over the metropolitan area for decades.  There will also be fresh home-made baked goods both of the Arabic tradition and more common Americana style. The proceeds will support the church and its missions.

The Empty Bowls Project will also be participating in the sale.  There beautiful handcrafted pottery is made by local artists.  All their proceeds go to fight local hunger, including our food pantry.

Swing a Song o' Sondheim

posted May 5, 2017, 10:19 AM by David A-S

Sunday May 7th at 4pm

Doug Jabara and his friends are coming back to Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church. 

The Nicki Denner Quartet will join Doug in favorites from The West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Company, Pacific Overtures, and Follies.  There will be all new jazz arrangements.  Santino DeAngelo and Laura Helm will also feature.  Suggested donation is $25.


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