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

CSNA is an all-volunteer group of residents and business people creating and sustaining community and pride in Fair Haven. Made up of residents of all ages, races, and ethnicities CSNA supports activities for children and families, organizes social gatherings, supports local businesses and addresses community concerns.


For over a decade we have we have planned our community building events at a retreat in January. The list of events linked here represents the 2019 plan. The plan is developed by residents in collaboration and with the support of local nonprofits, local businesses and our local library. All events are subject to change. Please check the events calendar on this site for the updates and additional information.


You can join CSNA by becoming a member on this website. Attending meetings and events is the best way to get to know us; we recommend a Soup Night or a Dining Out Night as a starter event. Contributions to CSNA are welcome but not required.


If you have questions, or to arrange a tour of Fair Haven you can reach us at ChathamSquareNeighborhood at or at (203) 936-9459.


Fair Haven Trails

Postcard Map

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 respectfully acknowledge the Eansketambawg, the Native Americans who inhabited this land before us. We pay respect to their Spirits, Ancestors, Elders and their Community Members past and present.

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 

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Every time we decrease children's opportunity for free play by increasing time at school or some other adult-directed activities, we reduce further their opportunities to control their own lives, to learn that they ar not simply victims of circumstance and powerful others ~ Peter Gray

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Posted by Patricia Kane on June 24, 2019 at 11:44am 0 Comments

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Seeking to buy a special house

Posted by Aaron Jafferis on May 21, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Hi, my partner and I (she's a farmer/teacher, I'm a playwright/teacher) have been living in beautiful apartments in Fair Haven and Fair Haven Heights for a long time, thanks in part to the help of folks on this site. We're finally looking to buy a house, and are hoping someone here might know of a really special one (ideally near the river or some nice trees). We're pretty open in terms of timing and size - one-family, or one-family with an in-law apartment for my dad, or two-family. We…



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