Historic Wooster  Square Association

Working to keep the 
strong & vibrant

Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Wooster Square is 
Living History  - 
It's also the scene of lively living
Families relax, the kids 
play, school groups have recess and games, 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.

Wooster Square Watch 

is a related organization 

that focuses on quality of 

life issues, and promotes rewarding, neighborly relationships.  Our current Block Watch Captain, 

Sarah B. Greenblatt, 

attends weekly community policing meetings - COMPSTAT - and sends 

out weekly email reports related to public safety 

and other issues of interest. Sign up to get the emails 

at woostersqwatch@gmail.com.

Save the Date

The 47th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival 
will  be held on 
April 19 
Wooster Square Park • Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Events of Great Interest

New Haven events related to the interests of Wooster Square are on-going.
Here's some recent ones:

Holiday Tree lighting and Menorah lighting in Wooster Square Park
(updated 12/31/19)

Pumpkin Decorating on October 30, organized by long-time HWSA board member Keith Lorch, was a hit despite rainy weather. A good number of families came with their kids, had a lots of fun, and took home their decorated pumpkins.

Columbus Wreath-Laying Ceremony (pictured above) on Oct. 12, sponsored by the Greater New Haven Columbus Day Committee, began at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, then processed (see photo, above, with procession led by U. S. Representative Rosa DeLauro and Mayor Toni Harp)  to the Columbus Statue in the park, abutting Chapel St. More than 40 organizations placed their wreaths around the statue. 
(updated 10/14/19)

Site Projects New Haven, the group that has enhanced the city with public art for 15 years, celebrated its anniversary on Tues., Sept. 15  with a lively party at Canal Dock Boathouse open to all.

New Haven Preservation Trust's annual meeting on Sept. 17 at the Quinnipiac Club featured an excellent illustrated talk,  "We Built This City to Walk and Stroll",  by architect John Massengale. 
Sat., Sept. 21 featured a guided walking tour of Wooster Square led by New Haven Preservation Trust's Christopher Wigren.

Learn more about all these events on our What's Going On page. click
Neighborhood History

Leo Marino was born 90 years ago on Greene Street and grew up in what was then a poor Italian neighborhood. He has written a book, "The House on Greene Street," about his life with family and friends during that early history of Italian immigration to Wooster Square.

Available in most local bookstores, including those in surrounding towns.
(Updated 7/16/19)
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