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:

- 2016 planned activities & events

Meetings & who to contact about specific activities and 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

Sally Esposito's event was featured

HazWaste Central - Safe and Free Disposal of Household Chemicals at Behind the Regional Water Authority’s Headquarters on Long Wharf Drive, New Haven

September 3, 2016 at 9am to October 29, 2016 at 12pm
1 hour ago
David V. Hunter's 2 events were featured
1 hour ago
Lee Cruz's 3 events were featured

September CSNA Community Meeting at Mary Wade Home

September 21, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
1 hour ago
David Weinreb's event was featured

Fair Haven's 5K: ¡ANDA! at Jocelyn Square

October 1, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
1 hour ago
Danielle Petersen is now a member of Chatham Square Neighborhood
1 hour ago
David Weinreb posted an event

Fair Haven's 5K: ¡ANDA! at Jocelyn Square

October 1, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
2 hours ago
Nathalie Bonafe's blog post was featured
Lee Cruz posted an event

September CSNA Community Meeting at Mary Wade Home

September 21, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Aug 19



Walking Trail Maps are up, click on the picture to download your copy.

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. Find our neighborhood association and share about CSNA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ using: #CSNA

Blog Posts

CSNA meeting minutes (July 2016)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on July 25, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments




July 20, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions: Lee C, Kathleen F, Sgt Maio, MaryAnn M, Nathalie B, Leslie F, Mariam L, Sally E, Mark D, Richard, Brandam Timbera, John Library, David C, David H, George M.
  • Update: Traffic & Sidewalk Improvements- Lee Cruz: Sidewalks being redone around. …

HazWaste Central Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon for the 2016 Collection Season

Posted by Sally Esposito on July 7, 2016 at 6:11am 0 Comments


Household hazardous waste comes from everyday products used in the home, garage, yard or garden. By definition, they are corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive. These products can be disposed of for free at HazWaste Central. HazWaste Central helps protect the water resources in greater New Haven while providing cost-effective municipal services. Because the chemicals are safely collected, the land and important waterways are not polluted. A visit to HazWaste Central is…


Cositas Ricas (271 Grand Ave) was featured in a story The Daily Nutmeg about Smoothie Shops

Posted by Diane Panasci on July 7, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I believe last year we went here for Dining Out Night. I remember a hot and sweet concoctions which I thoroughly enjoyed!

"Cositas Ricas
(271 Grand Ave, New Haven; 203-782-4757), the final stop on our smoothie safari, is located along the main artery of Fair Haven, on flavorful Grand Avenue. This convenience-store-turned-fruit-hut is home to Mangonadas and Chamoyadas ($5, $8), two summer delicacies born from a counterintuitive mixture of mango and hot spices.…



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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


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.

Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High Street


Canoes, Kayaks & more at:

Grand Apizza Restaurant

Celebrating 60 Years!  

111 Grand Avenue

203.624.7646 or


Fair Haven Community Health Clinic

Changing the odds for Children and Families

City of New Haven

Preserving the Quinnipiac River and Watershed:

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