Historic Wooster Square Association

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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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Tues., Jan. 24 * 10 a.m.

St. Michael Church * Wooster Square

The Sixtieth Anniversary of the tragic Franklin Street Factory Fire in which 15 people perished occurs on Jan, 24.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Michael Church on that day: Tues., Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.  Representatives of the New Haven Fire Department will be in attendance, and at least one firefighter who was present that day is expected to join those gathered at the Church.  Many in the Wooster Square area were relatives of the deceased or knew them from the neighborhood.  The service is open to all, and a reception will follow in the Church Hall. 

Click here to read a 1957 newspaper story about the fire.

posted 1/17/17


It's cold outside, but the 
Cherry Trees in 
Wooster Square Park 
will be in bloom in a few months.

The 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival is on April 23. 
For information on becoming a sponsor and more about the 44th Annual Festival, 
visit our Festival page.


Annual Holiday Concert & 
Tree Lighting 
began with the Concert

 The Brass Hoppers, pictured above, a brass quartet comprised of advanced students from the New Haven Public School system performed as did the Morse Chorale, at left, a 22-voice choral ensemble of middle and high school students from across New Haven. The brass quartet is under the direction of Andrew Sadler.The Chorale is conducted by Stephanie Tubiolo, a recent graduate of the School of Music and the Divinity School at Yale. 

Photography by Matthew Fried  matthewfried.com


More Holiday Music on Wooster Square
entertained us all at the annual 
Saint Michael Christmas Concert 
Sat., Dec. 10 
Back by popular demand, Red Hot & Blue - the award winning jazz ensemble and oldest co-ed a cappella group at Yale University -  presented “A Caroling Christmas Concert.”  Attendees enjoyed a festive reception afterward in the rectory. 


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.


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)