Chatham Square Neighborhood

A Diverse Fair Haven Community with Historic Homes 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

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.

- 2015 Planned Events & Activities (2016 plan coming soon)

CFGNH Recognition of our Work

NRDC Recognition of our Work

FairHaven 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

New Haven Chamber Orchestra is now a member of Chatham Square Neighborhood
19 hours ago
Christel Manning's event was featured

CSNA Economic & Community Development meeting at Cheney bldg., 3rd floor conference room

February 8, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
Lee Cruz's blog post was featured
Sandra Hernandez's event was featured

ESL Conversation Group at Fair Haven Branch Library

February 1, 2016 at 4pm to February 29, 2016 at 6pm
Nathalie Bonafe's event was featured

Chandeleur / Candelmas / Groundhog day Celebration or Crepe day! at Don and Nathalie's

February 6, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Aaron Jafferis's blog post was featured
Jan 28
Sandra Hernandez's event was featured

Long Wharf Theater: "Having Our Say" discussion at Fair Haven Branch Library

February 13, 2016 from 2pm to 3pm
Jan 28



Grand Ave. Bridge as seen from Quinnipiac River Park

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Blog Posts

Snow today - Forward payment

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on February 5, 2016 at 9:38am 4 Comments

Hi, This morning, a stranger to me, but a neighbor from Perkins street, plowed the front of our house!  So I am paying it forward in kindness and can be available to anyone who is having trouble with his/her own sidewalk, stairs today. Give me a call 203-815-5743, if you'd like a hand.  I'll bring my shovel and my smile.  N

Get bike commuting on the NEWS on WNPR

Posted by Lee Cruz on February 2, 2016 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

WNPR reporter Ryan Caron King is working on a video that shows what it's like to bike through different cities and neighborhoods in Connecticut. The goal is to show streetscapes from the perspective of riders and the challenges bikers have to overcome.

Ryan is looking for Fair Haven neighborhood resident who use a bike and public transportation solely to get around. He would like to ride along with you and film for about 30 minutes, or the length of your commute. He would like to do…


158 Lombard totally renovated and now on the market

Posted by Diane Panasci on February 1, 2016 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Hi All, 

I want to get the word out on the house at 158 Lombard totally renovated and now on the market.

If you've ever dreamed of living in a vintage home, this is it - an American Classic Four Square home with 3 to 4 bedrooms! This home has beautiful thin split oak floors with chestnut bordered inlays. Walk in and be surprised by distinct details such as the large foyer with latticed window, beautiful balustrade stairway and stained glass window. Enter through columns to the…


Seeking a quiet home in which to write a quiet poem

Posted by Aaron Jafferis on January 28, 2016 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Hi, I'm a Fair Haven-loving playwright and teacher seeking to rent a studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom apartment in Fair Haven or Fair Haven Heights. Ideally near the river or some nice trees. I loved my apartment and landlords in the Heights for the last 10+ years but my landlord's family is growing and they need my apartment. Ideally Feb 1, but could stay elsewhere for a few months if you know of something great opening up later. References available, and I'll write you a poem about your…



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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

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Urban Specialists

Fair Haven Community Health Clinic

Changing the odds for Children and Families

City of New Haven

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