What’s Going on in Wooster Square

The 122nd Annual Italian Festa • Saint Andrew’s Society • 515 Chapel Street. 
June 23, 24, 25, & 26   * Free to all ages

St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven continue to celebrate their heritage and traditions. Come to Wooster Square for great Italian food, entertainment, parades, and kids’ activities. 

Saint Andrew Society Annual Festa

News from Kaiyden’s Coffee Shop

New summer hours • as of June 2022

 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 a 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

Replacing Columbus:

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.