City Wishes Itself A Doo-Wop 377th Birthday

New Haven Independent: City Wishes Itself A Doo-Wop 377th Birthday


Some 377 years after the Puritans established their colony here and 60 after Fred Parris penned “In the Still of the Night” in the basement of a church in Morris Cove, live doo-wop and newly planted trees popped up at City Hall.

New Haven was throwing itself a 377th birthday party.

More than 100 people filled the atrium of City Hall Thursday afternoon for the occasion. It included the planting of the five trees — two New England apple trees out front and three magnolias on Orange Street in front of the Hall of Records, each representing a century of the city’s history and spirit, and, of course, one to grow on.

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