Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cherry Blossom Festival a Huge Success! New Haven named "Normalist" city in the USA!

Thousands turn out for food, flowers and fun!

Last Sunday, the eyes of the World were looking on Historic Wooster Square. 

And we didn't disappoint!

Fresh off my Presidential Pizza Pow Wow
with Bill Clinton, we plunged into 
Cherry Blossom Weekend.

The Cherry Blossom Concert and after
party were well attended!

We don't have exact figures on how many
people were at the festival, but it was
well over 5000. Lot's of standing and talking!

Here in the Square, we are all blossom busted!

It takes a neighborhood to throw a party.

Thanks to all the festival volunteers, committee, big wigs that came, bands, artists, vendors,
and most of all YOU!

New Haven is the New Normal?

If you mean by cool, we kinda 
already knew that.

I'll explain after I show you some photos from this week, and 
some more of my interview
with President Bill Clinton.

Fast fickle funky funny flowers...

Not hard to find some slackers.

Court Street Colors

Eye popping pleasure

Columbus' Color Guard

History loves Company

Historic Hanami High Here!

 Sakura Square Selfie City

Libby's ice goes nice with diplomacy!

Lot's of reasons to head to Wooster Square

Colors of Spring

Don't bark up this tree!

Wooster Square wonders...
why wait?

Green taking over

Hughes Place

Most blossoms were blown away
by high winds...

Complete Report in the next post
from the World's First, 
only, and surely the best 
Photoblogumentary in the world!

Now, what's this about New Haven
being normal? Well, the Blossom Blog Mainframe
found this article from former fellow East Lansing
resident, Michigander, Blogger, Detroit Tiger Fan
and Honorary Wooster Squarian,
Nate Silver

Oh yeah. He's a famous statistician, baseball stat maestro, and one of Time Magazines most
influential people. He falls slightly short of the
Blossom Blog in predictions due to us
having a 100% Accuracy rate.

In 2008, Nate picked 49 out of 50 political races.

So what about New Haven?

He says, New Haven fits the profile of the
new American City. Young, diverse, educated.

Read the whole article for the scoop, and 
tell Nate the Wooster Square Blossom Blog
sent you!

We are just warming up for the summer
here in World Famous Wooster Square!

Stay tuned for the 2016 
Blossom Analysis next!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Portent Presidential Pizza Pit Stop Kicks off Cherry Blossom Weekend!

President Bill Clinton stops by Pepe's Apizza on Historic Wooster Street in advance of Sunday's 43rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival!

This is a special time of year here in our sweet sakura square of humble perfection. The emergence of spring, our Cherry Blossoms and then our huge Hanami celebration.

And you are all invited.

The cost to attend?

$0.00 USD

What it's worth.


Before I go into Cherry Blossom details, I had a chance to ask Mr. Clinton his favorite 
top ten things to do in
Historic, World Famous Wooster Square!

Famous Food Folks!

First up! Saturday night, we have the Cherry
Blossom Concert held at 
Historic St. Michael's on
the Square.

Internationally renown World Class composers
and musicians who live in Wooster Square
give a concert for the neighborhood!

And everyone is invited!

7:30pm St. Michael's

Is that all?

Heck no!

The 43rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
is Sunday from 1-4:30!

Free admission, entertainment and raffles

Arts, crafts, museums, a raptor show.

Kids activities, dog friendly.

Food Food Food Food Food 

We were voted best festival food!

Think Cherry Blossom Festival Italian Style!

Pizza, Cheese Truck, and more!

I'll have a table with mugs, photos, 
posters and more!

A quick tour around the Square before I reveal
Presidential musts in Wooster Square
according to Bill Clinton.

Cherry Blossoms still hanging on!
Come for the food and blossoms!

Ironically, I took this blossom pic of Pepe's 
earlier in the day before the Secret Service
contacted the Wooster Square Blossom Blog 
about exclusive photos and interview.

Poor guy that had to hold that precious pie!

Consiglio's getting their food cart ready for Sunday!

Lot's of color left!

Park's perfect for party Sunday!

Meaningful memories made


Hughes Place still has lots of blossoms!

Ready, set...go!

Don't eat the pink snow!

Pink Nation!

Stage is being set!

Court Street Colors

Morning money!

Pink Nation!

Get the picture?

Blossoms fading, party starting!

Happy Hanami Holidays!

Lights out fun!

Academy Street South

President Bill Clinton's Favorite
Top Ten Wooster Square Destinations!
(in no particular order, they all are 
a "must" Bill said. And he had to talk
fast before being whisked off by
his secret service people.)

1. Pepe's Pizza: 
Clam, or Margherita Apizza

2. Consiglio's Restaurant:
Anything Nonna! Make sure you get a hug from her too, Bill says!

3. Fuel Coffee Shop:
Cappuccino. How do you think all those secret service kept so sharp?

4. Lucibello's Pasty Shop:
 Cannolli's, Chocolate/Vanilla pies, Lobster Tails (its a pastry to die for)

5. Abate's Restaurant:
A long time employee of Pepe's makes "damn good"
pizza. Try a Cheryl's pie. Pepperoni and spinach well done! Best take out pie!

6. Tre Scalini Restaurant:
Spaghetti Carbonara, Veal Arturo, Eggplant Rolotini.

7. Libby's Italian Ice:
 Bill's a lemon ice guy.

8. Sally's Pizza:
Tomato apizza. Nothing like it in the world. He started to go off on a tangent about meeting Frank Sinatra at Sally's in college, before he was nudged to continue...

9. Adriana's Restaurant:
Lobster Parpadelle, Bolognese, Osso Bucco, Chicken Parm! Unbelievable portions and delicious!

10. La Passeggiata! Wooster Square's
      Walk of Wonder!
Bill told me after a night of pizza and birch beers, he and Hillary would walk around Historic Wooster Square holding hands. 

"Hillary and I fell in Love in Wooster Square!"

Thanks Mr. President!

You Will too! 

See you at the Concert Saturday night,
and see you at the festival Sunday!

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Cheryl Szczarba and her mother Arlene,
have been main sponsors of the
Cherry Blossom Festival for almost
10 years! Come join the fun!

Thanks for Sponsoring the Festival!
Call or text Cheryl today
to see any of her downtown
properties! Live steps to excitement!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bountiful Blissful Beautiful Blossoms Blowing by and by!

Wind Whips Wooster Square Witless!

Wooster Square's Sweet Sakura's keep throwing surprises at us for the last
42 years, why not this one?

The first Cherry Blossom festival, there were no Blossoms at all. But that has never halted the Festival. There are plenty of times
the blossoms haven't come or they are gone.

This year?

We still have 4 days to go! 

But Blossoms there will be baby!

Hughes Place usually pops first and the first to fall. But in this topsy turvy spring,
Hughes Place is the last to pop
and many of the trees will be 
peaking throughout the weekend.

Important Cherry Blossom 
Weekend Reminders!

Saturday Night!
Cherry Blossom Concert 
St. Michael's Church

Local World class musicians and composers perform for the neighborhood and 
all of you who want to show up!

Sunday 12-4:30pm
Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival!

Lots of blossoms and fun to be had!

Take a look at some photos from yesterday's windstorm and this morning's aftermath!

They survived again!

Blossom Flurries

Sad Sakura sight

Lot's of green, white and pink

History loves company

Drifting possible

Hang on!

Festival Sunday!

Come for the blossoms, stay for a pie!

Table is set

Hughes Place Blossom Tunnel

Dandy view of 360 State St

Good flowers gone bad
(why else would they be behind bars?)

Blossoms in my shoes!

Oh did the wind blow!

Thanks Google!

How about today, Wednesday April 20, 2016?

Let's look!

Super Sunny Happy Hump Day!

Parks pretty people

Pink and white delight!

Blossom tunnel still blooming!

Weekend weather looks good!

Bring the family!

Concert and Festival!

Pink Nation!

Morning money!

Park People Prepping for Peepers

Blossoms breathtaking

Wooster Place south

Fun Fireworks!

Sunning sakura

Pink Nation!

Hanami 4-20 High!

Tunnel of love

Look for another post on Friday!

A very busy week for the blossom blogger!

Head to Historic, World Famous Wooster Square
for the 43rd Cherry Blossom Festival!!!

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