Historic Wooster Square Association

         Working to               keep the 
   strong & 

Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
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Beverly Carbonella
As part of their featured exhibit on Wooster Square, The New Haven Museum interviewed Beverly, who did so much to share the neighborhood we know today. Click here to view.
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 continues in Wooster Square's Russo Park. Fall 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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Annual Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting
Fri., Dec. 2 • Wooster Square Park

The poster was created a student from New Light High School.

This special Friday evening tree-lighting event will begin with a concert at St. Michael Church on the Park at 5:30 p.m. Click here for details. 

The concert will be followed by complimentary apple cider and apple-cider doughnuts from Bishop's Orchards in the outer vestibule of St. Michael's. Then all attendees will proceed to see the holiday lights flash on the designated tree in the park, about 6:30 p.m.

More Music on Wooster Square

Saint Michael Christmas Concert • Sat., Dec. 10 •  7:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Red Hot & Blue - the award winning jazz ensemble and oldest co-ed a cappella group at Yale University - will present “A Caroling Christmas Concert.” Please save the date for an evening of seasonal music performed by this awe-inspiring ensemble of Yale students.  A festive reception will follow in the rectory. Suggested Donation $10.


Saint Michael Church 
all-school reunion Mass and reception

on Sunday, October 30 drew a great crowd. Many alums brought their children to show them their former school and meet their classmates

A few of the nuns who taught at the school were also in attendance to connect with former pupils. A good time was had by all!   click here for more

At right, Monsignor Gerard Schmitz greets alumnus Frank Gargano.

Below, St. Michael School alumni visit and catch up as they enjoy the feast in the church hall that followed the celebratory Mass.


Columbus Day Celebration Draws a Crowd

The annual Blessing of the Wreaths  on Sat., Oct. 8 began in St. Michael Church, where Monseignor Gerard Schmitz blessed the 30 wreaths from local clubs and organizations.  Each wreath was then carried in procession, by its contributor, to the Christopher Columbus Statue in Wooster Park on Chapel Street and placed in front of the Christopher Columbus statue. A brief ceremony followed. The photo above shows a part of the procession heading toward the statue. Note US Representative Rosa DeLauro, her mother Luisa, Mayor Toni Harp, Representative Martin Looney and more.

updated 10/8/16


Theresa Argento gives the perspective of a long-time resident in her opening remarks for the Sept. 17 tour of Wooster Square. Click the image for details. Tour guide Chris Wigren is at right.


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)