Chatham Square Association

Fair Haven is a Diverse Community with a Rich History 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, nonprofits, and business people creating and sustaining community in Fair Haven. We are a diverse and inclusive community. Everyone is welcome.

We organize monthly community gatherings--on alternating months, either a Community Dining Out Night at a local restaurant or a Community Soup Night at a resident's home or a nonprofit. These events aim to build community in our neighborhood, support local businesses, and raise awareness about local nonprofits. In the process of building community, we learn about and address local concerns. CSNA also offers neighborhood tours focusing on: art, culture, environmental justice, history, local food and more. Tours are arranged upon request. 

We  raise funds to: 

  • support neighborhood activities that build or sustain community,
  • improve the image of the neighborhood and/or to
  • facilitate social gatherings.

To learn more about community activities join this website. If you live in the area come to an event and get to know your neighbors.

Contributions to CSNA are welcome but not required. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation, please see the instructions below.

To contact us:

Email-  ChathamSquareNeighborhood at

Phone- (203) 936-9459

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We respectfully acknowledge the indigenous people that inhabited this land before us the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking people. We thank them for their stewardship of this land and we pay respect to their Spirits, Ancestors, Elders and their Community Members past and present.


Fair Haven Trails

Postcard Map

copies of this postcard are available at the Fair Haven Branch of the New Haven Free Public Libraries 182 Grand Avenue.

Informative links:

- Fair Haven Trails on: You Tube

- Fair Haven Trail Map Postcard

Fair Haven Trail opens

CSNA & The Community Foundation

- Practical Lessons for Turning Around a Neighborhood

Fair Haven History Daily Nutmeg 

Neighborhood Traffic study

Read more about our Neighborhood

Due to the pandemic CSNA meetings are currently suspended. for information contact us at the email address below.

We meet  the third Wednesday of January, April, August and December at 6pm,  Mary Wade Home. Join us.  

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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

Latest Activity

Lee Cruz updated an event

Community Action to reduce violence at Grand Café parking lot, corner of East Pearl St. and Grand Avenue

September 20, 2021 at 6pm to September 30, 2021 at 8pm
Every Night for the rest of September Community members, business owners and nonprofit staff are invited to a community gathering to show that we are NOT willing to tolerate violence in our neighborhood.. Check out the press NHI: …See More
11 hours ago
Annie Yacavone's blog post was featured

FHCHC has re-opened its walk-up COVID testing facility.

COVID Testing and Vaccines available at no cost to you. Please bring your insurance card, if applicable. No appointments necessary.…See More
Sep 3
Kara Hunter's video was featured

The Mary Wade Residential Care Living Tour

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
Oct 5, 2020
Brenda Brown posted events
May 11, 2020

Information You can use

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Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. It is available in multiple languages. 

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Spread the word...vaccination opportunities are here.

 Links to the City of New Haven Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your nearest provider is Fair Haven Community Healthcare

Click here for information about getting vaccinated locally today

Help a resident of Connecticut outside our area get vaccinated, send them this link to the CT State Portal for COVID19 for info or schedule a vaccination appointment.


Below is the first in a series of murals we have gotten permission to install on Grand Avenue bus shelters. See this one at the corner of Grand Ave.and Blatchley. Cost range from $250-$400 per shelter. If you would like to see more art on Grand Avenue you can support this project by making a tax deductible donation. Write to to learn how. 

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Blog Posts

Mary Wade Home in New Haven hosts wedding for two residents who fell in love

Posted by Lee Cruz on September 20, 2021 at 11:50am 0 Comments


MWH Holdings Inc. 55 and over apartments available

Posted by Ivette Oliveras on September 10, 2021 at 11:42am 0 Comments

MWH Holdings Inc. is now accepting applications for 55 and over community. If you would like more information, please call Ivette Oliveras at 203-814-1418 or email to:

Healthy Homes Happenings

Posted by Annie Yacavone on September 8, 2021 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

Join Fair Haven Community Health Care, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Yale New Haven Health, Quinnipiac University and the City of New Haven for their Healthy Homes event!
From 4-7pm at Criscuolo Park you…

FHCHC has re-opened its walk-up COVID testing facility.

Posted by Annie Yacavone on September 1, 2021 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

COVID Testing and Vaccines available at no cost to you. Please bring your insurance card, if applicable. No appointments necessary.…

Artists Team Up To “Vacúnate Fair Haven”

Posted by Lee Cruz on August 25, 2021 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Lucy Gellman | August 23rd, 2021

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Please help cover Grand Avenue bus shelters with beautiful murals!

Posted by Lee Cruz on July 15, 2021 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

With the addition of this smaller *mural, we have completed the artwork on one bus shelter on Grand Avenue--and have seven murals to go. We need your help to continue the work. Seven generous people from our community have stepped up with donations ranging from $20 to $400. We need to raise an additional $1000 to complete the project and any amount will help. 

To donate, please write…


Quinnipiac River Marina in Seasons Shoreline Magazine

Posted by Lee Cruz on July 6, 2021 at 11:07am 0 Comments

Quinnipiac River Marina on Front Street was featured in Seasons Shoreline Magazine, see it the article here:


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