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

CSNA is an all-volunteer group of residents and business people creating and sustaining community and pride in Fair Haven. Made up of residents of all ages, races, and ethnicities CSNA supports activities for children and families, organizes social gatherings, supports local businesses and addresses community concerns.


For 11 years, we have planned and coordinated our community building events at a retreat in January. The list of events linked here represents the 2019 plan. Residents in collaboration with nonprofits, businesses and our local library created it. All events are subject to change. Please check the events calendar on this site for the updates and additional information.

You can join CSNA by becoming a member on this website. Attending meetings and events is the best way to get to know us; we recommend a Soup Night or a Dining Out Night as a starter event. Contributions to CSNA are welcome but not required. If you have questions, you can reach us at ChathamSquareNeighborhood at or at (203) 936-9459.


Informative links:

Fair Haven Trail Map Postcard

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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2018 Calendar of Monthly Meetings

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

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Purim A'Fools Costume Party at Bregamos Community Theater

March 30, 2019 from 7:30pm to 11pm
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Blog Posts

Volunteer needed to coordinate vendors at Riverfest.

Posted by Lee Cruz on March 22, 2019 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

We have had several email inquiries from local art & craft vendors to sell their wares at Riverfest. We need somebody to respond to these and keep a record of their names and contact info. If you are willing to take this on, please contact Christel at


Posted by Patricia Kane on March 21, 2019 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

Telephone: (203) 936-9459







March 20, 2019 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mary Wade Home

Present: Facilitator…


Fair Haven Arts & Ideas Festival Planning Team?

Posted by David Weinreb on March 19, 2019 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

Hello CSNA Fair Haven Friends,

Are you (or someone you know) interested in serving on the Fair Haven Arts & Ideas Festival Planning Team? 

  • Team members help recruit vendors and artists, determine theme/activities, support logistics, promote event, and MORE! 
  • We'll meet only when necessary, and conduct a solid portion of our work via FHCMT meetings AND email.  
  • Let me know if…

Youth Program Educator 2019

Posted by Haley Goldblatt on March 13, 2019 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

We are so excited to post a new position with us for the summer, our Youth Program Educator!

About New Haven Farms

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager, garden captains, youth crew, and volunteer corps cultivate 7 urban farms, and our harvest…



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Local Places to Eat

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286 Grand Avenue


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111 Grand Avenue

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Fair Haven Pharmacy

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