Historic Wooster Square Association

Working to keep the 
strong & vibrant

Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant

The 2019 Friend of Wooster Square award went to Elsie  Blackshear Chapman, 
neighborhood icon.

Learn more about Elsie, as well as our previous honorees.

Wooster Square is Living History  - It's also the scene of lively living
Families relax, the kids play, school groups have recess and games (see photo), and friends of all ages play ball. People read, do yoga or tai chi, walk their dogs, have picnics - and enjoy pizza!  
Wooster Square is truly a living park.
119th Saint Andrew Festa • June 20-23
St. Andrew Club Grounds •  515 Chapel St.
The Festa opens on Thursday, June 20 with the traditional procession with the statue of St. Andrew from the club grounds through Wooster Square. It continues each day through Sunday.

Each day includes live music,  kids activities, great Italian food - fried dough, calzones, sausage grinders, pasta fagiola, broccoli rabe, eggplant Parmesan, fried clams and calamari and more posted 6/11/19

Site Projects|New Haven is  hosting a film screening in collaboration with the International Festival of Art + Ideas and Yale University Art Gallery. Where:  the Gallery's auditorium.
The film focuses on the work of Leo Villareal, whose art has been displayed in New Haven Green (2004). The showing will be followed by a pizza celebration at Kitchen Zinc. (starting 3:30 pm). More
posted 6/11/19

The 46th Annual 


was a hit, despite chilly & damp weather.

 Sun., April 28, 2019  

The blossoms had bloomed and left 

a carpet of pink petals!

People arrived and started enjoying the food and visiting the artists, authors, and the tremendous range of local non-profits. (see top photo)

The children's activties were, as usual, hugely popular. 

Some bands were unable to play because of the weather, but 

Carlos y Su Momento Musical, a local group with Latin & Caribbean rhythms and salsa dancing played on.  (photo, above).

Check out the story by Markeshia Rickets in the New Haven Independent

"Wooster Square Blossom Fest Dances in the Rain"

4/28/19   •  8 p.m.

Check out the Blossom Blog

A look at a just few of our participants:

• Colin Caplan of Taste of New Haven 

and author of "Pizza in New Haven"

• Blue Moon Raptors, the Raptor rescue Program

• Nappy's puppets (Shadow Puppets)

• Frank Carrano of the Wooster Square Cooks Facebook page

• The I-95/Q Bridge team with copies of their 

wonderful new publication "The Q Bridge Program."

Cherry Blossom Festivals • USA

There are many, and "National Geographic Travel" has posted a great article about them on its website.

And Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival the 3rd one mentioned.  Yea!!!!

Click here to read the article.  
And thank you to Becky Bombero at Parks & Recreation for referring them to us.

Posted 3/2/19

The Village:

Life in New Haven’s Little Italy

This video tells the story of our Wooster Square neighborhood, for many years a tight-knit Italian-American enclave. It has had multiple, packed showings in New Haven and beyond. For more details and a link to watch the video, click here.


All About the Q Bridge Project

A very informative book, The Q Bridge Program, was  just released. It is packed with photos and images and tells a  great story we all can relate to.  Click here for details and purchasing information.
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