Updated 4/18/21

Wooster Square Park
is the center of activity

Despite the pandemic, people have been really enjoying the neighborhood. Wearing masks, 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. People toss balls with care. Musicians are invited to play and people come out to enjoy. And everyone delights in the beautiful cherry blossoms. They should continue to bloom through late April.

The cherry trees peaked,
but the park is still beautiful!
Come visit now!!!!

At peak, the week of April 12-18

Everyone looks forward to the cherry blossoms. There will be no Festival this year, but check back for special, safe activities.

Next Festival: April 24, 2022!

The pandemic continues, but so does the spirit of the neighborhood. Check back to see what is happening.

Also be sure to check out Bart Connors Szczarba’s blog on cherry blossoms in bloom – everywhere!!

What’s Going On:

Wooster Square Monument Replacement

In late summer 2020, Mayor Justin Elicker named a committee with the mission of determining an appropriate monument to honor the contributions of Italian American heritage in New Haven. The committee has been researching and developing 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 existing or, if necessary, modified pedestal in Wooster Square Park. See more on our Wooster Square Monument Committee page.

To join HWSA, renew your membership or donate, click here.

Join Us:

Our members are homeowners, renters, students, businesses and others who have a vested interest in ensuring that Wooster Square continues to be a beautiful, dynamic, and peaceful place to live and work. Join or renew your membership.


Historic Wooster Square Association

Supporting and encouraging a vibrant neighborhood