Events/Info

“Guided Walking Tour of Wooster Square”
Sponsored by the Columbus Day Committee, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1 PM.  Meet in front of the Christopher Columbus Statue in Wooster Square Park on Chapel St.  New Haven.  Two Guides from the New Haven Preservation Trust will guide the Tour. Visitors get to see the neighborhood’s architectural gems and historical sites.   Tour is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. 

“Festa Italiana”
A Heritage Festival on, Friday, September 30, 2016 from 4:30 PM – 9PM in the Hamden Town Center Park located at 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT.  Call Mayor’s Office for other details (203) 287-7009 or pdonnelly@hamden.com.

Wednesday, October 5th Heritage Dinner
Columbus 2016 Heritage Ticket

Columbus Day Weekend Activities
Columbus Day Weekend starts with the Blessing of the Wreaths which takes place on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 11 AM in St. Michael Church, New Haven.  Approximately 40 Wreaths from clubs and organizations are blessed.  Each wreath is carried in procession, by each contributor, to the Christopher Columbus Statue in Wooster Park on Chapel Street and placed in front of the Christopher Columbus statue wherein a short ceremony is held. 

2016 Columbus Day Parade
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Steps Off at 1 PM
Town of Hamden, CT
Participate or Come Join us!

After Parade Party
Party to be held directly after the Parade at the Hamden Elks Club, 175 Schoot St., Hamden, CT.  Ticket price is $10.00.  Call (203)248-9045 or email lfluzzi@hamden.com.

2017 Events –

“Guided Walking Tour of Wooster Square”
Sponsored by the Columbus Day Committee, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1 PM.   Visitors get to see the neighborhood’s architectural gems and historical sites. Tour is free and open to the public.

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