Friday, April 25, 2014

Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival Weekend Kicks off Friday Night on a High Note!

Historic Wooster Square Showing True Colors!

 Hurray for the Pink, White and Blue!


Here in the Wonderful World of Wooster Square, we live for this time of year! Spring time! Cherry Blossoms! Warmth! Pizza! (who can live without pizza?) 

The Cherry Blossom Festival!

Did I mention Cherry Blossoms!!! Hughes Place is in full color and could peak the day of the festival! 


Fabulous Friday Flower Fun!
(8:30 am)

And after greasing Storm Team Channel 8's Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons' palm, he has agreed to make the forecast for the Cherry Blossom Festival a good one! Gil promises Sunday to be the pick of the weekend, just in time for our Big Blossom Blowout Bonanza, our 41st annual Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival!


The Festival Fun starts tonight at St. Michael's church. St. Michael's hosts The Wooster Square Musicians Concert! World Class Composers and musicians will amaze you with their talent! St Michael's is celebrating 125 years
in World Famous Historic Wooster Square!

While I gather all the pertinent particulars for the Wooster Square Weekend Fun, take a look at some photos around the Square yesterday and today!

World Famous Wooster Street

Pink Nation!

Hanami Heaven!

History loves company!

Blossoms Abound Baby!

Parks a poppin people!

Pretty Pink Pleasing Petal Pals

Budding Blossoms Blowing By

Blossoms Everywhere!

Spring Sprung!

Heavenly Hanami Here, Hurry!

Photo Phence Phun

Please come to the Cherry Blossom Festival
Bring some nuts!

Serene Serenity Sillies!

Framing Flowers Find Friends

Sweet Sakura Sunrise Surprise

Proud Popping Pals Prefer Pink, Probably

Pink Nation!

Pink Nation Too!

Discover Wooster Square!

Your table is reserved...

The Cherry Blossom Festival is Sunday!
Noon to 5pm!

Cheryl and I will have a table at the Festival!

I will have photos, mugs, cards available.

You can buy a house or condo from Cheryl!
(special thanks for longtime major sponsors
Arlene and Cheryl Szczarba, Realtors
Seabury Hill)

Thanks to all the sponsors, exhibitors, vendors and most of all
YOU!!


I will be busy preparing for the Festival on Sunday, but still will be out with my camera taking photos and will post them on Monday.

Please stop by our table and say hi!

Stay tuned for more Blossom Blog updates!
And not just while the Cherry Trees are in Bloom,
I post year round with all sorts of important
information about Wooster Square, New Haven
and beyond!

The Wooster Square Blossom Blog..
it's like having your cherry blossoms,
and eating them too!

All Festival Information Follows!
See you at the Concert Tonight!

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THE 41st CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL
WOOSTER SQUARE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

THE FESTIVITIES:

Friday night, April 25th:
Wooster Square Musicians Concert
7:30 PM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 29 Wooster Place
Free
Suggested donation of $10 to help the church
Music by Bartok, Beethoven, Bresnick (neighbor!) Britten, Rossini & Verdi
Sterling assemblage of LOCAL ARTISTS linked to the WORLD
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PROPER

Sunday, April 27th:
12 noon to 5:00 PM
Rain date Sunday, May 4th (do not even think it)
Italian Societies
Friend of Wooster Square Award(s)
HAND, the band, alternative rock with NEIGHBORS playing, CD & vinyl for sale
TUXEDO JUNCTION, Connecticut's premier Swing & Big Band
DRAMMA PER MUSICA, NYC and CT based Opera Company
ST. LUKE'S STEEL BAND, such sweet thunder, with Special Guest
HARMONY IN ACTION ORCHESTRA from MUSIC HAVEN
NAPPY'S PUPPETS, the shadow puppets of Jim Napolitano, 4 shows
HORIZON WINGS, raptor rescue up close- owls, hawks, A BALD EAGLE
Face Painting for anyone who needs a fresh face
ALL THE ABOVE: FREE!
More FOOD, DRINK, BAKED GOODS & TREATS than you can imagine

FREE PARKING:
Handicap & Dignitary: lot of St. Michael Church (Thank you, Church!)
General Parking:
Conte-West Hills Middle School (1/2 block, secure) Chapel Street
Metropolitan Business Academy (where you park for the City Seed Farmers Market, a block and a bit, secure)
Dedicated New Haven Police Department Officer on duty

NO PARKING INSIDE WOOSTER SQUARE ITSELF

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See you tonight, Sunday or

See You Round the Square!