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41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Wooster Place Wooster Place New Haven, CT (map)

To give you a flavor of the event, we share the program as it is shaping up.



Master of Ceremonies: Bill Iovanne, Jr.

12:00-12:15     Procession of the Italian Societies

12:15-1:15         HAND (progressive rock)

 1:15-2:30        Tuxedo Junction (swing band) 

 2:30-3:00      Friend of Wooster Square Awards, Announcements,  Raffle Winners,

                        Cherry Tree Planting

 3:00-4:00     Opera on Stage: Dramma per Musica

 4:00-5:00     St. Luke’s Steel Drum Band with Music Haven's

                       “Harmony in Action” orchestra 



  • Abate’s Apizza
  • Buccitti Italian Ice
  • Cheese Truck by Caseus 
  • Elm City Kettle Corn
  • La Carreta Mexican Food
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Food
  • Oriental Pantry
  • St. Ann Society of the Church of St. Michael
  • Swagat's Indian Cuisine
  • Szabo's Seafood
  • 3 Chicks Grille
  • Vanchetta Rolling Rotiserie 
  • Wooster Square Grill 
  • Chestnut Fine Foods
  • Katalina's Kupcakes
  • Sweet Mary's
  • Libby's Italian Pastry
  • Lucibello's Italian Pastry Shop
  • Orangeside Luncheonette; 
  • The Wholesome Kichen
  • Whole G Bakery


  • Andiamo Tours  
  • Animal Haven
  • Theresa Argento,  Italian neighborhood memorabilia  
  • Chabaso Bakery
  • Creatively Yours
  • Elm City Market  
  • Elm City Parks Conservatory 
  • Elm City Shimmy 
  • Elm City Wellness 
  • Farnham Neighborhood House
  • Fort Nathan Hale 
  • Horizon Wings Raptor Rescue 
  • Historic Wooster Square Association   
  • Historic Wooster Square Association Kids Area
  • I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing program (Q Bridge)  
  • Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut
  • Antionette Muilo 
  • Make A Bracelet*
  • Melinda Marquez Flamenco Dance Center 
  • Music Haven
  • Nappy's Puppets (Shadow Puppets)
  • New Haven Museum 
  • New Haven Preservation Trust 
  • Next Step Living 
  • Northeast Clean Power/3 Degrees  
  • The Olive Oil Factory 
  • Premier Designs Jewelry 
  • Arlene & Cheryl Szczarba, Realtors/ Seabury-Hill Reators
  • Saint Ann Society
  • Saint Catello Society
  • Saint Mary Maddlalena Ladies Guild
  • Santa Mary Maddalena Society
  • Society of Saint Trofimena
  • Springs Learning Center
  • Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab 
  • Yale Peabody Museum 


  • Susan A. Bracht, hematire jewelry 
  • Colin Caplan, New Haven history, Taste of New Haven 
  • Bill Denby, Antique Prints of New Haven 
  • Dawn Foss
  • Paul Hergenrother, PhD Design & photography 
  • Mary Lou Horan, New Haven watercolors, prints, and cards
  • Derek Mirabilio – Mirabilio Natural Designs 
  • Ewelina Polgrabska, paintings & drawings 
  • Kathryn Schauer Photography
  • Bart Connors Szczarba, photography
Earlier Event: April 26
Woodbury Earth Day