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

Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
37 minutes ago
Joan Bosson-Heenan's event was featured

Neighborhood Soup Night-July at The Heenan House Backyard

July 24, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm
Delilah Griswold posted an event

Chatham Square Community Stewardship Day at 40 Downing Street

July 22, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
John Roberts posted events
Beth's event was featured

Fair Haven Farmers' Market at Quinnipiac River Park

July 21, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
John Roberts's event was featured

Savannah Banana Story Time and Craft at Fair Haven Branch Library

July 21, 2016 from 5pm to 6pm
Thomas Burwell's event was featured

Jazz in the Park at Quinnipiac River Park

July 27, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm
Jul 18
Karen Nemiah's event was featured

Fair Haven Community Health Center at John Martinez School

July 16, 2016 from 10am to 2pm
Jul 13



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

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.…


CSNA meeting minutes (June 2016)

Posted by Lee Cruz on July 3, 2016 at 7:52am 0 Comments

CSNA meeting, June 15, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 pm


Present: George Morrison, Joan Heenan, Fran Goekler-Morneau, Brenda Brown,…


Neighborhood Business - Vespoli USA is hiring again

Posted by Diane Panasci on July 2, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Vespoli USA is hiring again. They are looking for local folks with a variety of skill sets.




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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

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


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:

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