Chatham Square Neighborhood

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

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Who We are & What We do


    The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) takes its name from the beautiful park located just blocks away from the scenic Quinnipiac River in the historic Fair Haven section of New Haven, CT. 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.

     Together, we work to enrich the neighborhood by offering activities for children, organizing social gatherings, supporting local businesses and addressing comm-unity 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

Planned Events & Activities for 2015

Recognition of our work

Quinnipiac River Historic District

- 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. Click here for the 2015 list of meeting dates and facilitators.

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Vision for our community ~ we have already started

Latest Activity

David V. Hunter's event was featured

Mary Wade Elegance Passions of Wine...Food...Culture at Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

April 25, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
David Greco / Daniel Diaz posted an event

CINCO DE MAYO at 19 Grand Ave. Corner Grand & Front

May 5, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Kathleen Galo posted a blog post
Mar 23
Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
Mar 20
Kathleen Galo's event was featured

Save the date: Fair Haven Family Stroll at Quinnipiac River Park

May 2, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
Mar 19
Christel Manning's event was featured

Save the date: 2015 Quinnipiac Riverfest at Quinnipiac River Marina

May 3, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
Mar 19
Mary Ann Moran's event was featured

CSNA EASTER EGG HUNT at Chathm Square Park, Clinton Avenue

April 4, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Mar 16
Christel Manning added a discussion to the group Economic & Community Development Working Group
Mar 15

Riverfest: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm (rain date May 17)...

Blog Posts

Your Help Requested: Donations Needed for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The annual CSNA Easter event is fast approaching. We typically distribute 250-300 treats in addition to the games and activities that take place.  We are seeking donations of the following to ensure that our young guests have a fun time:
- bags of candy with individually wrapped pieces
- clementines/mandarin oranges
- trays of white raw eggs which will be boiled by volunteers for the children to…

Your chair could be a STAR...

Posted by Lee Cruz on March 28, 2015 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

The Yale School of Drama needs 24 chairs for a production.  Have you got one or two you could lend them?
The show takes place in a homeless shelter, and what they need is a mix of wooden chairs, steel-framed chairs with plastic seats, folding chairs, etc. – "a hodgepodge of whatever was donated or lent."
They'll need the chairs from sometime next week or shortly thereafter through May 16.  
If you have a chair or two you could lend, you can…

Apartment for rent in our neighborhood

Posted by Terry Halwes on March 26, 2015 at 10:25am 0 Comments

2 BR Apt (700 sq') for rent in Chatham Square Area.  Very recently renovated with full bath, hardwood floors, washing machine & dryer in the apartment, gas stove, forced air heat. Two entrances (one private), 1st floor, NO SMOKING !   On-street parking, small storage area, cat OK.  
Available April 1st.  $1,000/mo + utilities: gas, electric, water/sewage. Optional shared Internet @ $15 - $20/mo.  $2,000 Security Deposit.  Text or call …

CSNA meeting minutes (March)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on March 24, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments



March 18, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mary Wade Home 

  • Welcome & Introductions:

MaryAnn, Rob, Catherine, Lee, Sally, Tim, Lt Siclari, Marianne, Nick, Melissa, Tom, Pat, Ken, Carlos and Kathleen, Shannon, Susan, Nathalie

  • CARE: Yale School Public Health Report
    • Yoga Class: next class Sat. March 21, 11-1pm Fair…


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Waterfront Living

Grand Apizza Restaurant

60th Anniversary!  

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or


118 Clinton Avenue




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