Historic Wooster Square Association

     Working to                  keep the 
       neighborhood
       strong & 
       vibrant


Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
Working to keep the neighborhood strong & vibrant
 
Join HWSA today! Click here.
       Yea, City Seed!
The outdoor market is back! The first Cityseed Farmers Market was held in Wooster Square's Russo Park. There are now weekly markets throughout the City, but ours is still held there every Saturday, except in winter when it moves to Metropolitan Business Academy on Water St. It is a major neighborhood asset.  Go!!!!
     Harvey's Walk 
Named in honor of an Historic Wooster Square board member and 
advocate who died in May 2013, this walk - located in Russo Park between 
Chapel and Wooster 
Streets where City Seed Farmer's market is 
held - benefits us all. 

Learn more: Click here.
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A National Register Historic District Expansion 
for Wooster Square?
Learn about this proposal at a community meeting on May 9. Click here for more.  



The 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival 
Sunday, April 24  
was another huge hit, with crowds 
closing in on 10,000!

Entertainment on the Festival Stage 
included local jazz, steel band, 

big band music, salsa music, band music and dancing.

We had more than 30 local exhibitors, including artists and authors, a dedicated children's area, a pet-friendly area, and a great range of great local food vendors - 

many of whom sold out  before the day's end.

Click here for more Festival details  


THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS and FABULOUS VOLUNTEERS!

See some photos by Festival Co-Chair Peter Webster, below,

and click here to see for Chris Randall's slides.


(updated 4/26/16)


The cherry trees are in bloom, and the Festival is today. Come enjoy musical entertainment, international foods, art-related events, activities for children and pets, and more. 


The cherry trees are in bloom, and the Festival is today. Come enjoy musical entertainment, international foods, art-related events, activities for children and pets, and more. 

The HIllhouse Band open the Festivities with Shades of Blue Dance troupe
MC Bill Iovanne, Jr. introduces dignitaries including, seated, from left, US Representative and Wooster Square native Rosa DeLauro, Mayor Toni Harp, 2016 Friend of Wooster Square Christy Hass and New Haven alders. Standing we have several more alders, State Rep Roland LeMar, Ward 8 Alder Aaron Greenberg, as well as Fire Chief Ralph Black and Police Chief Dean Esserman
WOOSTER SQUARE  IS LIVING HISTORY - 
BUT IT'S ALSO THE SCENE OF LIVELY LIVING
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)


Update: MARCH 22, 2016 
RESTORED PARK BENCHES ARE INSTALLED!

The 22 benches in Wooster Square Park were removed in January for a complete restoration job, supported by donations from individuals, families and organizations that have longtime connections to Wooster Square.  click to learn more



THE WALK TO AND FROM TOWN IS NOW SAFER
The lights help alert motorists to the crossing.

Just one year after a tragic accident we have new traffic calming measures installed on Olive Street. The rapid rectangular flashing beacons ("RRFBs") on Olive Street at Court Street and Greene Street are helping make the neighborhood safer for everyone – drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. 
The new striping and curb cuts have already visibly improved traffic and access. Pedestrian crossing signs help, too.


Thanks go to our Ward 8 Alder Aaron Greenberg and to Doug Hausladen (Transportation, Traffic & Parking) and Giovanni Zinn (Engineering) for delivering such an important safety feature to this busy street.