Thursday, April 15, 2021

Now 2021 is Fun & Not Yet Done!

Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak! 

Let La Passeggiata Proceed! 

Lifetime Wooster Squarian,and 
famous New Haven Resident,Noah Webster, 
defined Passeggiata as:

     "A traditional evening stroll in the Central Plaza
      by the town's residents". The word derives from
      the Italian Verb passeggiare, which means to

Walk? Got a special place in mind?

Well my friends, this is
the time of year we wait for here in our
Sacred Sakura Square. The time when our
Cherry Blossoms are Blooming in 
World Famous,Historic Wooster Park! 

Wooster Park Cherry Blossoms 
quite possibly peaked on Wednesday. 
So I suggest that Perfect Pink Passeggiata
is waiting for you! 

As most of you know, I'm recovering
from foot surgery and have had great
support from folks posting photos.

Not a problem! I have a couple of 
official Deputy Blossom Bloggers too.

So what are you supposed to do?

1. Set GPS for Wooster Square.
2. Order food from Wooster Street.
    (Pizza, Pasta, Steaks, Veal...)
3. Take said take out to
    Wooster Park.
4. Spreak blanket, pop the
    bubbly, and Bon Appetit!
5. Gather garbage, place in
    proper receptacle.
6. Pull out digital device.
7. Passeggiata around the Square
    (walk, pausing to mug manically).
8. Dessert on Wooster Street
9. Text friends family with the
    #woostersquare #cbfnh2021
10. Follow the Wooster Square
     Blossom Blog all year! We
     are celebrating 10 Years!

And now, the moment you've been
waiting for! Deputy Blossom Blogger
Linda Young took these photos
last night 4/14/2021!!**

Thanks Linda!

Viewing Wooster Square Cherry 
Blossoms may cause spontaneous
smiles, uncontrolled laughing &
a feeling of mindfulness. 

12 Hughes Place
Historic Birthplace of the
Wooster Square Blossom Blog!

8 Hughes Place Bellwether tree.
Usually peaks first.

Hey! Holy Hanami Here!

Pink Nation!

Hughes Place looking North.
This used to be a tunnel of Cherry Blossoms
but the trees all on the right were replaced.
To tell you the truth, it's come a long way!

Bev's Corner
Beverley Carbonella was one
of the driving forces of
planting our trees and starting
our annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
No longer with us, the former
Italian Consulate Home owner
and N'aven original was way
ahead of her time. We all miss her.

Former Italian Consulate
Academy Street.

White and pink power pleasers!

Wooster Square-
Land of Ahs

Sadly, this man forgot his camera.

Holy Hanami!

1000 words

Phence Photo Phun Pholks!

Pink Nation!

What a great Blossom Season 2021 has been. Thanks
to all that have sent photos for without your help, I
would not have been able to show and follow our
perfect pink pretties!

Here's some photos from yesterday taken by 
Honorary Wooster Squarian Fiona Cullinan Firine!

Excellent! How about one from today 4/15/2021
by neighbor and Wooster Squarian 
Angie Iovanne!

So by this photo, you can see that
our Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms
are peaking and hanging on.

I can predict that this weeked shall be
beautiful if a bit chilly.

Thanks again to all contributors and the kind
and thoughtful comments. But really
folks, it's all in a day's work for
the Wooster Square Blossom Blogger
(plus deputies & friends).

See You on Passaggietta 
See You Round the Square!

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at Seabury Hill on Wooster Street.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Five, Four, Three, Two, One KABLOOM!!!

Wooster Square Cherry Blossoms 

beginning to Bloom 

Normally, this time of year brings hope, joy and springful giddiness of the upcoming summer.

However, with sadness, we lost a Wooster Square Icon.
Owner of Pepe's pizza on Wooster Street. 

Gary Bimonte. 

Gary was passionate about pizza, his Italian roots, his famous Grandpa, Frank Pepe. He always spoke of the simple, fresh ingredients cooked in their coal fired oven.

Gary leaves a hole in Wooster Square this season. 

As if on cue, the day that Gary passed unexpectedly,
Wooster Square's Cherry Blossoms began to open.

As if Gary was looking down giving his warmth to the Square he loved. Blossoms started blooming right across from Iovanne Funeral home, where he will lay in rest on Monday, from 4-8pm.

Gary's funeral will be on Tuesday at 11:00 am at 
St. Michael's church in Wooster Square. The Mass will be live streamed on the Iovanne website.

In Japan, Cherry Blossoms are a reminder of how beautiful life is, but how preciously short. We are reminded to take in all the beauty while it lasts.

Alas, Gary's passing was a gut punch to the whole Wooster Square Community. The face of Pepe's, gone in a blink of the eye. The whole Pizza community mourns.

Special thanks to my Deputy Blossom Bloggers, Linda-Cristal Young and Aparna Devershetty. Without their help,  I couldn't bring you these updates!
(recovering from foot/ankle reconstruction.)

We will miss you Gary.

Here's some photos from this weekend!

First some from Deputy Blossom Blogger
Linda-Cristal Young

Hurray for the pink white and blue!

Late Bloomers

We're tidying up!

8 Hughes Place pops first!

Hughes Place

Pretty pink popper pleases plenty people!

Heat from lamp lights fuse!

White petal perfection

Surreal city Sights Solicits Serious Sighs!

Virtual Fest this year!

Wooster Place South

Park Pleasers!

Thanks Linda Young!! Great Job!

Now some photos from Yesterday where the blossoms are on their way to peak. Puffy pink or white indicates peak in 4-6 days!!

Here's photos from our Deputy Blossom Blogger 
Aparna Devershetty!

8 Hughes 4-6 days

Pink Nation!

Pink Nation II

1000 Words

Morning Glories

Holy Hanami Happiness!

Pow! Right in the Kisser!

Land of Ahs!

Red fellow and some yellow

The Clock is ticking!!

Come see for yourself!

Lens ball fun!

Thanks again to my Deputy Blossom Bloggers
Linda Young and Aparna Devershetty!

The Blossoms will be peaking in 4-6 days!

As you can see, there's lots of photo opportunities here in World Famous, Historic Wooster Square!!

See you on Wooster Street
See You Round the Square!

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Seabury Hill on Wooster Street.

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