It was a great day!!
The 40th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival was fabulous! More than 6,000 people enjoyed great music, food, crafts, and the special kids and pets areas. Get the flavor of the day by checking out Chris Randall and Jeffrey Kerekes great photos on Chris's blog I Love New Haven.
And thank you to our donors and supporters.
The Festival would not have been possible with the many donors and supporters who have given generously of time and money. Learn about them on our Festival Supporters page.
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What Was it Like to Save Wooster Square?
Learn all about it at an exhibit to open in mid-June.
New Haven Museum is launching a major exhibit called Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square. The exhibit covers the neighborhood's beginnings as The New Township, the evolution of industry and arrival of immigrants, the effect of urban renewal, and the impact of historic preservation, a showcase for the impressive results of rehabilitating deteriorating historic structures rather than demolishing them. Read more on our News & Events page.
FYI: PLANS FOR GATEWAY TO WOOSTER SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD IN PROGRESS
The Downtown Wooster Square Community Management Team has been working to re-vamp the transition area between the neighborhood and downtown. The images of neighborhood canines and other art on the Comcast Building on Chapel Street between Olive and Union Streets represent the start.
There are more plans to liven up that corridor and to make the bridge a more attractive walking area as well. Look for trash cans from the Department of public works, fout trees from LCI to be planted in the spring and some decorative lighting, hopefully funded by a grant.