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

 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:

- 2017 Activities, meetings & events 

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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Latest Activity

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Christel Manning's event was featured

Neighborhood Soup Night! at Natalie Coe's house

July 2, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Lee Cruz updated an event

Fair Haven Library: Community Garden at Fair Haven Library

June 29, 2017 at 4pm to September 7, 2017 at 5pm
Fair Haven Branch Library posted events
Caroline Scanlan posted an event

Community Greenspace Workday - Lewis Street Park at Lewis Street Park

June 23, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Jun 20
Nathalie Bonafe's event was featured

Introduction to Forrest Yoga at Fresh Yoga

June 16, 2017 at 3pm to June 25, 2017 at 6pm
Jun 16
Caroline Scanlan's event was featured

Community Greenspace Workday - Lewis Street Park at Lewis Street Park

June 17, 2017 from 8am to 9:30am
Jun 16



Coming July 6, 3-6pm: Fresh, local food from local farmers brought to you by City Seed

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Blog Posts

Let's not let any child go hungry in our community. Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here

Posted by Lee Cruz on June 26, 2017 at 11:53am 0 Comments

Today is the last day of school, the last day of school breakfast and lunch for many children in our community. Summer Meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens,18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out. Find and Share Information about Summer Meal Programs Here:

Let's not let any child go hungry in our community for…


Your Help Needed to Make the old Strong School Beautiful!

Posted by Lee Cruz on May 28, 2017 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

Let's make an iconic, abandoned building at the heart of our neighborhood beautiful again.

Please donate…


CSNA meeting minutes (May)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on May 22, 2017 at 5:41pm 0 Comments



May 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Mark D, Nathalie B, Marian H, MaryAnn M, Sally E, Gilbert Avery, Brenda B, Rich P, Lee Cruz, Mike Fumiatti (NHPD) Lou Decriencenzo (NHPD), George M, Sierra-marie Gerfao, Margaret D.
  • Finance Report- Sally: Grant money for the Yoga program has…

CSNA meeting minutes (April)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on April 24, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments




April 19, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Presents were: Nathalie B, Mariam L, Brenda B, Richard P, David H, Sgt Renee Dominguez, Tim B, Gilbert A, Mark D, Lee C, Kyle Litscher, Sally E, Gerda Genece, Leslie F.
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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. 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.

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Waterfront Living

NHR Rental Properties

139 Orange St. Suite 301

(203) 285-6314


Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High St.



Find local homes for sale

Five star senior community with a tradition of quality care

118 Clinton Avenue


Local Places to Eat

La Molienda Peruvian Restaurant

113 Grand Avenue



Salsa's Authentic

Mexican Restaurant

99 Grand Avenue

(203) 752-1265


Grand Apizza Restaurant

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or




Canoes, Kayaks & more at:

Preserving the Quinnipiac River and Watershed:

Your Community Bank

Fair Haven Pharmacy

OPEN 7 Days a week. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. 10% discount on over the counter products if you mention CSNA.

Fair Haven Community Health Clinic

Changing the odds for Children and Families

City of New Haven

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