Chatham Square Neighborhood

A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes and a Beautiful Waterfront

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to Chatham Square online.

Who We Are & What We Do

 We are an all-volunteer group of residents and business people creating and sustaining community and pride in our neighborhood. Made up of residents of all ages, races, and ethnicities CSNA covers the area of Fair Haven bordered by Grand Avenue, Ferry Street, Middletown Avenue, and Front Street. Over time, our volunteers have also come from other areas of Fair Haven and adjacent neighborhoods.

We work together to enrich the neighborhood by offering activities for children, organizing social gatherings, supporting local businesses and addressing community concerns. You can join us by attending any of the events listed below. You are also welcome to sign up to get notices of upcoming activities, just register on this website. If you have questions you can reach us at: ChathamSquareNeighborhood at or at (203) 936-9459.


Informative links:

- Fair Haven Trail Map Postcard

5.8 mile Fair Haven Urban Trail opens to the public

CFGNH Recognition of our Work

NRDC Recognition of our Work

Fair Haven History Daily Nutmeg 

- Neighborhood Traffic study

Read more about our Neighborhood

We meet at the Mary Wade Home the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Join us.  

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2018 Calendar of Monthly Meetings

Who Supports Us

Your support and the contributions of the businesses and nonprofits listed in the column on the right makes this website and our community activities possible. Please do not forget to let contributors know that we appreciate their support.

Your tax deductible donation can be made via the United Way of Greater New Haven. In the memo line write: CSNA to make sure they know that your donation is designated to our neighborhood.  Thank you for your support.

What We Believe...

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members ~ Coretta Scott King

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One of the marvelous things about community is that it enable us to welcome and help people in a way that we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strengths and share the work and responsibility we can welcome many people ~ Jean Vanier 

Latest Activity

Christel Manning added a discussion to the group Economic & Community Development Working Group
Lee Cruz's 2 events were featured
Lee Cruz posted a blog post
Feb 8
Virginia Chirsky's video was featured

Fiona Haggerty – SAE – Mapping of River

Fiona’s SAE is mapping the Quinnipiac River and trail and helping the Quinnipiac River and Trail Committee. She was motivated to start this particular SAE because the river was close and she wanted to help the community. She has learned different…
Nov 13, 2018



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Blog Posts


Posted by Patricia Kane on February 11, 2019 at 10:50am 0 Comments

       Since I could not stay for the entire meeting, I wanted to add my suggestion for a new use of the Strong School.

       Despite the diversity of the neighborhood on both sides of the river, we don't have the variety of retail that I personally would like to see. There used to be a lot of good stores on both sides and both ends of the Bridge, but some were lost to fire and some to development. Fair Haven has a lot of retail, but Fair Haven Heights does not.



2019 CSNA Retreat Notes and request

Posted by Lee Cruz on February 8, 2019 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Dear Friend and Neighbors:

As promised below are the notes from our 2019 Retreat.

  • If you attended the retreat you are invited to use the comments section under the notes to post additional information that is missing or corrections. We would like for the notes to be community-owned so please make a note if you have something to add or to correct.

  • If you did not attend the…

Child Minders Wanted

Posted by Paul Pasquaretta on January 23, 2019 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Hello Fair Haven Community,

I am looking for occasional help watching my children, who are 11 and 8. I live on Clifton Street, a block from the canoe launch. Our sitters have all moved on to college, so I am hoping to find someone new.

New Haven Farms is hiring an Urban Farm Apprentice for 2019

Posted by Haley Goldblatt on January 21, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

About New Haven Farms

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant, contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our farm manager, garden captains, youth crew, and volunteer corps cultivate 7 urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic diseases and food insecurity.…



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