Historic Wooster Square Association

         Working to               keep the 
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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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After 12 years, our beloved Fuel coffee shop recently closed. Neighbor Katherine McComic, above at the stand, has 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, is open weekdays 7-10am & 2-5pm: Sundays 12-6pm through August 18. 

Menu includes drip coffee and cold brew from the Coffee Pedaler as well as iced tea and cookies. There is patio seating and ambient music, too. Credit cards accepted. Stop by!  (posted 7/1/17)

119th Anniversary Procession & Mass

Santa Maria Maddalena Society 
of New Haven 
July 23, 2017

The Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven celebrates its 119th Anniversary this year. In honor of their Atrani heritage and traditions,  the Society is hosting its Annual Old World Traditional Procession through historic Wooster Square.

At 9:30 a.m. a liturgical Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church. Immediately following Mass, the Society its Annual Old World Tradition procession through historic Wooster Square.

This wonderful event is open to the public. For more information contact or Andrew Consiglio, President of The Society @ 203-234-1032 or Anthony Vitolo @ 203-393-5685 or 203-773-3143.

St. Andrew the Apostle Society 
 117th Annual Italian Festa Celebration
Thurs., June 22 - Sun., June 25 
St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel Street
was a great - and well attended - event. 

Photo Below:
Members of the St. Andrew the Apostle Society carry his state through the neighborhood for the closing procession.
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


44th Annual 
Cherry Blossom Festival
Sunday, April 23
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!



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)