“The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy: A Documentary” by New Haven freelance writer and film maker Steve Hamm, Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us at the Hagaman  Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, on Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. for a free screening  of The Village: Life in New Haven’s Little Italy, a delightful documentary by New Haven freelance writer and film maker Steve Hamm,  who dwells in Wooster Square.

The Village captures the memories of long-time and former Wooster Square residents, including Frank Carrano, Theresa Argento, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and restaurateur Claire Criscuolo, among others. Hamm pays homage to some of the neighborhood’s most beloved, traditional characteristics–food, work, family, religion, and politics–using interviews, photos from family albums,  and historic films and photographs.

This memorable film explores the power of ethnic identity and reaffirms the importance of immigration to American society. Today,  few descendants of the immigrants still live in Wooster Square, but vestiges of their community remain–in the church, the ethnic societies and their fiestas, and the pizza joints and pastry shops.

This event is free and open to everyone, however, seating is limited, so please visit the library on 227 Main Street in East Haven, click here to email Cynthia or call 203-468-3890 to sign-up.

Extra parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot on 250 Main Street (across the street from the library), in the KeyBank parking lot next to the library (after 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays) and in the Stop and Shop lot behind the library, accessible from Messina Drive.