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We Celebrated the Cherry Blossoms!

Several thousand people came out on Sunday, April 24 

Blowing bubbles among the cherry trees!

The Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Committee is delighted have hosted the 2022 Cherry Blossom celebration! This year’s event – after a two-year Covid hiatus – had a concert (four local bands) and food trucks, allowing Wooster Square residents and Cherry Blossom enthusiasts to enjoy a delightful afternoon in the park. 

All about the Cherry Blossom Celebration, including a photo gallery

Read the New Haven Independent’s excellent article on the event. Thank you Kimberly Wipfler

Updated 5/16/22

News from Kaiyden’s Coffee Shop

 Kaiyden’s at 595 Chapel Street, offers great coffee, tea, and pastries.
They have a few updates to share:

•  Weekends & occasional weekdays, they now offer
    pastries from French Bakery
•  Gluten free Marinara Sauce (no additives/ no sugar) is for sale
•  Gourmet hot chocolate is available all year long
•   Iced & hot Kaiyden’s Mugs are for sale
•   Retail coffee bags are for sale
•   Stop by, and check out  www.kaiydens.com
 posted 5/21/22

What’s Going On:

Wooster Square Monument Replacement Committee Update

Click Monument Update for the latest news. (4/26/22)
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.


Read About the Square’s Redevelopment

from The New York Times • 1977

HWSA President Cordalie Benoit recently came across an article from the August 7, 1977 New York Times titled The Decline and Rise of Wooster Square. It encapsulates how the Square saved its history and moved forward at the same time. Click here for a great read.
posted 2/8/22

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