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

Christel Manning's discussion was featured
2 hours ago
Ernie G. Santiago posted an event

Clinton ave development at Clinton ave school

October 28, 2016 from 5:45pm to 7pm
David V. Hunter posted an event

Atwater Senior Center Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser at Mary Wade

November 4, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
Sally Esposito posted an event

State Leaders seek feedback on Every Student Succeeds Act at Graustein Memorial Fund Community Room, Hamden

October 31, 2016 from 9am to 3pm
Lee Cruz updated an event

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

October 29, 2016 from 9am to 12pm
Christel Manning's event was featured

Community Dining Out Night at Grand Apizza

October 26, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
kerry brown's event was featured

Kids' Halloween Parade This Saturday! at Meet at 98 Clinton Avenue then march over to Mary Wade Home

October 29, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Nathalie Bonafe's blog post was featured
Oct 20



New Chatham Square Park Sidewalks

Thank you City of New Haven Departments:  Engineering, Park Recreations & Trees and Transportation, Traffic and Parking for repairing our sidewalks around Chatham Square Park.

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association (CSNA) encourages residents to walk in (y)our neighborhood. It is good for your health and great for neighborhood safety.

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 AGENDA (October 2016)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on October 18, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments


October 19, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661
  • Health & Community Gardening
    • Community and School Gardens: Mary Ann\Sally
    • Urban Trail & Maps update – Kathleen\Lee

Interested in working on health issues…


Artspace Call for Volunteers For City-Wide Open Studios 2016

Posted by Tambira Armmand on September 28, 2016 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

The festival is in its 19th year and volunteers are a key component to the success of City-Wide Open Studios.

Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios festival runs October 8 – 30, 2016.  This year’s theme is GAME ON! as a way to bring together people from all walks of life, while spotlighting individuals in our community who create spaces and structures of play.

Each weekend will feature a different set of artist and…


CSNA meeting Minutes (September 2016)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on September 27, 2016 at 5:08pm 0 Comments



September 21, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Participants: Nathalie B, Lee C, Mark D, Tim B, Maryann M, Sally E, Brenda B, Rich P, Susan H, David C, Susan Regan, Diane P, George M, David H, John Roberts, 3 police officers.
  • Police\Safety: some positive reports about decrease in violence for the…

CSNA meeting Minutes (August)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on August 26, 2016 at 11:45am 0 Comments



August 17, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Present: lee, George, Diane, Mariam, Robert R, John (Library), Tim, Mark, MaryAnn, Kathleen, Rich, Branda, David H, Susan O’, Nathalie
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661: no report. 
    • Fire on Downing St. Sunday…


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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.

Waterfront Living

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


Fair Haven Pharmacy

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

Canoes, Kayaks & more at:

Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High Street


Your Community Bank

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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