A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who Needs 'Um Anyhow?

Today was the 37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square. Other than the cherry trees blooming about a week and a half ago, and the clouds in the sky, the day was perfect. Here are a few shots from the festivities. About 2,000 people attended according to Pistol Pete, our resident New Haven Police officer. Great, great, great, St. Luke's Steel Band. Almost felt that I was in the Caribbean except that the down coat that I was wearing weighed heavy on my shoulders.
There were a few moments of grace when the stormy clouds broke into unbridled sunshine. It was beautiful. Pink was the color of the day.
Elm City Kettle Corn was a big hit...for me, not so much.
Local food vendors had trucks with all sorts of foods. Italian of course since Wooster Square is the 'Italian' district in New Haven, Indian, Mexican, Caseuis Cheese, and Fuel our local organic coffee and sandwich shop.
These children were having so much fun running around the tree.
Here's one of the organizers selling his cherry pies. He made 200 pies the night before and they were all sold out half way through the day. Excellent! Good thing it didn't rain, that would have been a lot of cherry pies for us residents to eat up.
There was so much more...Tuxedo Junction a swing band, local artists, an antique car display, historic organizations around New Haven and several pet organizations. As I said before, all we were missing were the cherry blossoms. Maybe next year.


  1. I like a person/city/country that knows how to have good fun. :)

  2. It is surely heaven here.
    You discovered a wonderful place.
    You are happy.