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.

Useful links:

- 2016 planned activities & events

Meetings & who to contact about specific activities and events

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

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Sandra Hernandez's blog post was featured
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Ivette Altieri's event was featured

FREE Zumba® for Adults at Beyond Fitness

April 19, 2016 at 6:15pm to December 27, 2016 at 7pm
New Haven Chamber Orchestra's event was featured

New Haven Chamber Orchestra Family Concert at Fair Haven School

May 7, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Sally Esposito's event was featured

DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC RACISM 2016 Conference on Race, Education & Success at Omni Hotel, New Haven

May 12, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Lee Cruz updated an event

Quinnipiac Riverfest Rescheduled May 15th at Quinnipiac Marina

May 15, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Nathalie Bonafe's blog post was featured
Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
Apr 18



Fair Haven Waterfront Weekend Extended...

Quinnipiac Riverfest - Sunday May 15th 11-4pm.

Here is what happened Saturday April 30 at the Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival

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

City Budget Hearing at the Aldermanic Chamber City Hall

Posted by Sandra Hernandez on May 2, 2016 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that the City Budget Hearing will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 630 pm at the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall. There are a number of items on the agenda, including the funding of library positions for the New Haven Free Public library. The library is asking that the community come out in support and speak on the library's behalf in order to let the Board of Alders know what the library means to you and why it is important to fund…


New Haven Register: 5.8 mile Fair Haven Urban Trail opens to the public

Posted by Lee Cruz on May 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments


Quinnipiac Riverfest is back—bigger and better than ever! May 15th 11am-4pm.

Posted by Lee Cruz on April 26, 2016 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association is proud to present the 7th annual  celebration of our waterfront community and the beautiful river that runs through it. As in past years, there will be 3 bands, craft beer tasting from local breweries, great food, guided canoe rides, and face painting and crafts for children. New this year: We’ve added a big dance floor, so bring your dancing shoes. Kayaking has been added to the water-related fun…

CSNA meeting minutes (April 2016)

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on April 27, 2016 at 10:20am 0 Comments



April 20, 2016 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home


  • Welcome & Introductions: Melissa W, Nathalie B, Diane P, Robert R, Sally E, Brenda B, Richard P, Sgt Maio, lee C, Mark D, Tim B, Pat Bissell, Debbie Powell, MaryAnn M, Marian L, Leslie F, Santiago BB, David H.
  • Police\Safety: Police District Sgt. Anthony Maio 203.676.8661: reporting real…


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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


Fair Haven Pharmacy

Urban Specialist Realtors

47 High Street


Your Community Bank

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:

Neighborhoods: what is working

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