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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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.
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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St. Andrew the Apostle Society 
 117th Annual Italian Festa Celebration
Thurs., June 22 - Sun., June 25 
St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel Street
"Wooster Square: the Immigrant Experience" walking tour sells out
at Arts & Ideas Festival!

A Walking tour of historic sites that tell the story of the diverse groups that settled this neighborhood before the turn of the 19th century quickly sold out, with three groups of 25 people each enjoying parallel tours on June 21.  Two societies of Italian immigrants, St. Andrew the Apostle and Santa Maria Maddelena, that are still vibrant today were sites included on the tour. At the Columbus statue in Wooster Square Park, author Anthony Riccio shared anecdotes from young immigrants working in the factories and more.
posted 6/21/17


New Light High School Celebrates; Awards HWSA/Start Bank Scholarship

On Tuesday, June 20, New Light High School on Wooster Place held its annual Celebration Ceremony at an outside awards ceremony in the school atrium. (The seniors return to their home schools Thursday to receive their official diplomas.)

New Light students have been good neighbors, watering trees in the park and helping out at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and HWSA, in collaboration with Start Bank, now presents a scholarship award annually to an outstanding graduate. This year’s recipient was Jadah Moore, pictured above.  click here to learn more

posted 6/21/17


Honor the Founder of A Great Neighborhood Pastry Shop 

Help us name the corner of Olive St.  & Grand Ave. "Frank Faggio Corner!"

That is the corner where our beloved Lucibello's Italian Pastry Shop stands. Frank was Lucibello's owner Peter Faggio's dad, and he did a boat-load of civic and charitable work for our Wooster Square Neighborhood. 

Print out the attached official peition, and get some friends to sign it.   
Click here to download.

Then drop the petition off at Lucibello's and treat yourself to some pastry. 
You may also stop in and sign a hard copy petition.  Thank you!!!!


44th Annual 
Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday, April 23
Wooster Square Park 
and the Concert the night before 
were great events!



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)