Historic Wooster Square Association

         Working to               keep the 
    neighborhood
   strong & 
 vibrant


Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
 
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Theresa Argento at the 44th Cherry Blossom Festival
Long a major contributor to the Cherry Blossom Festival with her tables of neighborhood  Italian memorabilia, Theresa Argento joined  the Festivities on April 23. Above, with Festival Co-chair Charlie Murphy, she enjoyed the lively event.
More recently, Theresa was also on hand for the 
St. Andrews Society Festa.
Thank you Renate Recknagel After 30 years of service, including a stint as president, Renate had departed the board of Historic Wooster Square Association.
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       Yea, City Seed!
Cityseed Farmers Market retunrs to Wooster Square's Russo Park on April 1. Produce is great! There are now weekly markets throughout the City, but ours is still held there every Saturday, except in winter when it moves to the nearby Metropolitan Business Academy on Water St. It is a major neighborhood asset.  Go City Seed!!!!
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44th Annual 
Cherry Blossom 
Festival
Sunday, April 23
in 
Wooster Square
Park 
and the Concert 
the night before 
were great events!

Note: 
 the 45th Annual 
Cherry Blossom 
Festival 
will be held on
April 22, 2018.
Save the date!


Wooster Square 

Public Piano Project

is on: Come Play!


A Wooster Square neighbor, having seen the vibrant public piano in action in a few other cities, began work this summer to make this a pilot project a reality here. On Sept. 20 she received formal approval from New Haven Parks to go ahead. On Saturday, Sept. 30 the piano was officially open for play in Russo Park, across Chapel St. from Wooster Square Park.  Several people have already enjoyed playing (see photo below).


Click here for project details.


LUISA DELAURO, WOOSTER SQUARE ICON, DIES AT 103
Luisa DeLauro, New Haven's longest serving alder (35 years) and long known as the Mayor of Wooster Square, died Sat, Sept. 9 at the age of 103. 

She was a co-founder of the Cherry Blossom Festival and was a major presence in the neighborhood. The photo above was taken on Sept. 11 in Wooster Square Park, where someone had placed her picture and a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the DeLauro table - an installation honoring her family that is the site of frequent picnics and parties. Additional flowers were added throughout the week.

Luisa was the proud mother of U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, whom she inspired.

A Funeral Mass was held at Saint Michael’s Church on Saturday. See photos and read Mary O' Mary O'Leary's article in the New Haven Register Click here  

For Paul Bass's earlier article in the Independent. Click here.


updated 10/6/17

COFFEE AND FRIENDSHIP IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

After 12 years, our beloved Fuel coffee shop closed this past summer. Neighbor Katherine McComic, above at the stand, collaborated with Coffee Pedaler to fill the gap with a pop-up cafe on De Palma Court, (between Chapel and Wooster Streets, where the Farmers' Market is held each Saturday). 

The cafe, called Downtown Table, was open weekdays through August 18. 
Menu included drip coffee and cold brew from the Coffee Pedaler as well as iced tea and cookies. Therewas patio seating and ambient music, too.Thank you Katherine!  (updated 8/31/17)
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WOOSTER SQUARE  IS LIVING HISTORY 
BUT IT'S ALSO THE SCENE OF LIVELY LIVING

Families relax, the kids play, school groups have recess and games (photo above), and friends play ball. People read, walk their dogs, have picnics - and pizza!  (photo at right)