If you are looking for a fun and unique weekend activity that’s outside of the Yale bubble, a visit to Wooster Square should be at the top of your list. This past weekend, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square took place, and I decided to make the trek to visit the festival.
The Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival is a popular event that takes place every spring, and it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature while also exploring the neighborhood. As you wander around the festival, you’ll be able to enjoy live music and browse the wares of local vendors and learn about local organizations. Besides taking many pictures of the cherry blossoms, the festival is also a great way to get a sense of the community and learn about the history of Wooster Square.
Delicious food options :D
While Wooster Square may not be part of a typical Yale student’s route, it is only a 10-minute walk from campus. Unlike the busy streets and gothic architecture of Yale’s campus, the charming brownstones and cozy residential blocks of Wooster Square will make you feel as if you are in Brooklyn and is a perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
My friends enjoying live music during our walk
In addition to the Cherry Blossom Festival, Wooster Square is home to many other local attractions due to its history and vibrant community. Since Wooster Square is referred to as Connecticut’s Little Italy, some popular destinations include exploring the various award-winning pizza stores and visiting the weekly farmers’ market.
A visit to Wooster Square and the Cherry Blossom Festival is a great way to spend an afternoon and take a break from the Yale bubble. Even if you are not a cherry blossom enthusiast, the event is a great way to learn more about New Haven, and it is also always great to take in the beautiful spring weather here in New Haven.
Admiring the nature and Brooklyn-vibes of Wooster Square