Updated 12/1/21

Wooster Square Park
is fun all year long

Despite the pandemic, people still enjoy our vibrant neighborhood. Wearing masks, even on chilly days they bring their pizzas from Wooster Street to the Park, where it is easy to relax and be socially distant. Kids (with masks on, too!) run and ride trikes, scooters, and bikes. When the weather merits, musicians are invited to play and people come out to enjoy.

posted 1/18/22

What’s Going On:

Wooster Square Monument Replacement Committee Update

In late summer 2020, Mayor Justin Elicker named a committee to determine an appropriate monument to honor the contributions of Italian American heritage in New Haven. They researched and developed the form and identity for a monument or similar symbol of appropriate dimension and stature that represents the Italian American experience and will be placed atop the to be modified pedestal in Wooster Square Park.

On July 28, members of the Wooster Square Monument Committee voted overwhelmingly to support Marc-Anthony Massaro’s Indicando la via al futuro (Pointing the Way to the Future) to replace the statue of Christopher Columbus that came down last June. Massaro’s sculpture features an Italian immigrant family of four as they arrive in the United States. The artist grew up in Wooster Square and now runs a studio in Branford. 

The committee has been making presentations and getting feedback from local and city groups. Check back for more. Updated 1/18/22


Time for a Coffee Break

Our excellent new coffee shop – Kaiyden’s at 595 Chapel Street, has great coffee, tea, and pastries. Stop by.  www.kaiydens.com

Current hours: 

Mon. – Fri. from 7:00  a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. –  4 p.m.

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