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.

     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.

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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Latest Activity

Lee Cruz updated an event


October 24, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
3 hours ago
Christel Manning posted an event

CSNA Economic & Community Development meetg at Cheney Building, 3rd floor conference room

October 12, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
Beth's event was featured

Fair Haven Farmers Market at Quinnipiac River Park

October 8, 2015 at 3pm to October 29, 2015 at 6pm
Thomas Burwell's event was featured

Tag Sale at 50 Grand Avenue

October 10, 2015 from 9am to 2pm
Fair Haven Community Health Cent's event was featured
Lee Cruz's 2 events were featured
Christel Manning's discussion was featured
Sep 22
Nathalie Bonafe's blog post was featured
Sep 18



Coming 10/31 Halloween Parade & Celebration 10/24 at Chatham Square Park


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Blog Posts

CSNA meeting minutes (September)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on September 18, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments



September 16,2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Christel M, Nathalie B. Lee C, Lt Siclari, Elisabeth Robinson, Susan Hackett, Marian H, Tim B, George M, Susan OL


  • CARE: Yale School Public Health Report – Alycia\Kathleen
    • Urban Walking Trail: SIGNS are IN! Beautiful!  Will be installed along the routes soon.  Great job Kathleen et al. 
    • Other CARE activities:: Survey happening now in Fair haven

Interested in working with CARE? Contact: Alycia Santilli (203-785-7651)

  • Economic & Community Development Christel\Lee
    • Dining out Night:…

Kayak Rentals available

Posted by Lisa Fitch on September 8, 2015 at 10:11am 0 Comments

Kayak Rentals available Call Lisa Fitch at 203-376-3116 or come down to the Quinnipiac River Marina at 309 Front Street. New Haven,  The best time is 3 or 4 hours before and after High Tide:  You can check out the Hemingway Creek in the Bird sanctuary.  There are a great deal of birds and wildlife to see.  The price is $30.00 includes Kayak, Life jacket and paddle. 

CARE Launches the New Haven Health Survey

Posted by Lee Cruz on September 1, 2015 at 3:41pm 0 Comments


Special Announcement 

~ CARE Launches the New Haven Health Survey ~

Spread the Word!



Do you live in one of these six neighborhoods: 

Dixwell, Dwight/West River, Fair Haven, Hill North, Newhallville, or West Rock?


You may be asked to take the New Haven Health survey!  


When you hear us knock, …


CSNA meeting minutes (August)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on August 28, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments


August 19,2015 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home 

  • Welcome & Introductions: Lee C, George M, Nathalie B, Juan Marques, Mark Rivera, Santiago BB, Marian L, Katheen F, Susan OL, Rich P, Brenda B, Leslie F, Alycia S, Chris B, Sally E, Mary Ann M, Lt D. Saclari, Henri, Doug Hausladen, David H.
  • Special guest Doug Hausladen- City of New Haven Director: Transportation, Traffic & Parking
    • Clinton avenue plans will have to be changed.  Not ready yet. Will be discussed with the group again soon. 
    • East Pearl and Grand Ave Parking lot is going to be looked at by the city. 
    • Speed humps / city generally against it / Public safety/ discussions need to involve individuals interested and their respective Alderman. 
    • Stones in front of the Middletown Ave…


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Who supports us...

Your support and the contri-butions of the businesses and nonprofits listed below make this website and our community activities possible. Thank you. Please do not forget to let our contributors know that we ap-preciate their support.

Waterfront Living

Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

118 Clinton Avenue


Proudly made in Fair Haven

Your Community Bank

Grand Apizza Restaurant

Celebrating 60 Years!  

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or


Urban Specialists

Fair Haven Community Health Clinic

Changing the odds for Children and Families

City of New Haven

Canoes, Kayaks & more at:

Preserving the Quinnipiac River and Watershed:

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