41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
A big hit on April 27
(The 2015 Festival will be held on Sun., April 26)
Related pages (just click the links below):
• Chris Randall's complete photo set from the event
• Festival Program • Pre-Concert
• Festival Map • Our Generous Supporters
The cherry trees were in bud, most in bloom!* Thousands of people came to enjoy entertainment, food booths, art-related events, activities for children and pets, and lots more. New Haven Museum, which has a History of Wooster Square exhibit featured through May 10, 2014, was back this year, as was Horizon Wings Raptor Rescue (with a bald eagle!) and Make A Bracelet – huge hits with kids of all ages.
More about the Cherry Blossom Festival:
Entertainment on the Festival Stage included jazz, steel band, big band music, and for the third year – opera. Specifics: Tuxedo Junction, the Big Band Sound; HAND, progressive rock; Dramma per Musica, Opera; St. Luke’s Steel Band with special guest, Music Haven!
The Pre-Cherry Blossom Concert ...
... was held Friday, April 25, 2014 at St Michael's Church on the Wooster Square Park. This was the 16th annual pre-Festival concert, performed by the wonderful musicians of Wooster Square. Click to see the program.
Getting to Wooster Square & Parking
Wooster Square Park is across from the 500 block of Chapel Street. (You can enter 560 Chapel Street on a GPS.)
The Park is a 5-10 minute walk from the New Haven Green. Bus transit routes have stops at the Park on Chapel Street and nearby on Grand Avenue and State Street. Limited parking is available on neighborhood streets at no charge.