Chatham Square Association

Fair Haven is a Diverse Community with a Rich History 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

We are an all-volunteer group of residents, nonprofits, and business people creating and sustaining community in Fair Haven. We are a diverse and inclusive community. Everyone is welcome.

We organize monthly community gatherings--on alternating months, either a Community Dining Out Night at a local restaurant or a Community Soup Night at a resident's home or a nonprofit. These events aim to build community in our neighborhood, support local businesses, and raise awareness about local nonprofits. In the process of building community, we learn about and address local concerns. CSNA also offers neighborhood tours focusing on: art, culture, environmental justice, history, local food and more. Tours are arranged upon request. 

We  raise funds to: 

  • support neighborhood activities that build or sustain community,
  • improve the image of the neighborhood and/or to
  • facilitate social gatherings.

To learn more about community activities join this website. If you live in the area come to an event and get to know your neighbors.

Contributions to CSNA are welcome but not required. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation, please see the instructions below.

To contact us:

Email-  ChathamSquareNeighborhood at

Phone- (203) 936-9459

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We respectfully acknowledge the indigenous people that inhabited this land before us the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking people. We thank them for their stewardship of this land and we pay respect to their Spirits, Ancestors, Elders and their Community Members past and present.


Fair Haven Trails

Postcard Map

copies of this postcard are available at the Fair Haven Branch of the New Haven Free Public Libraries 182 Grand Avenue.

Informative links:

- Fair Haven Trails on: You Tube

- Fair Haven Trail Map Postcard

Fair Haven Trail opens

CSNA & The Community Foundation

- Practical Lessons for Turning Around a Neighborhood

Fair Haven History Daily Nutmeg 

Neighborhood Traffic study

Read more about our Neighborhood

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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

Brenda Brown posted an event

New Haven Style Pizza Making at MakeHaven

May 14, 2022 from 6pm to 7pm
You want to learn how to make New Haven Style Pizza at home in your electric or gas oven?  Ever wonder why New Haven Style Pizza tastes so good?  First class will show you how to make the dough, how to assemble the pizza including stretching the…See More
Christel Manning added a discussion to the group Economic & Community Development Working Group
Apr 23
Christel Manning added a discussion to the group Economic & Community Development Working Group

Meeting minutes: March 8, 2022

The Economic & Community Development group met on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 6 pm on Zoom. Present:  Jonathan, Lisa, Natalie, Kathleen, Neville Wisdom, Lee, Martin T. Riverfest planning – Website for…See More
Mar 19
Christel Manning added a discussion to the group Economic & Community Development Working Group

Meeting minutes: Feb. 17, 2022

The Economic & Community Development group met on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at 6 pm on Zoom. Present: Kirk, Kathleen, Christel, Lisa, Lee, Jonathan, Natalie. RIVERFEST:  We continued planning. Next meeting will be Tuesday, March 8 at 6 pm on…See More
Feb 21

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Blog Posts

Quinnipiac River Park Survey

Posted by Lee Cruz on May 9, 2022 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Your opinion matters. Residents of Fair Haven and Fair Haven Heights are invited to take a survey to help plan for the future of Quinnipiac River Park. It just takes a few minutes. Link to the survey here. Option for completing the survey in Spanish is on the same linked…


Fair Haven Resident Survey

Posted by Lee Cruz on April 27, 2022 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Fair Haven residents and concerned organizations are working to reduce harm for all people in our neighborhood. If you live in here or visit frequently please help by completing this brief survey.

Students Yale University is helping…


Notice Update: Bridge over Train Tracks at intersection of Ferry St. and Middletown is CLOSED.

Posted by Lee Cruz on April 8, 2022 at 10:30am 0 Comments

The Bridge over the train track that connects the intersection of Ferry Street and Middletown Avenue to State Street is closed. The map below shows that the detour route is SOUTH on Lombard (toward Grand Avenue) RIGHT on Lombard to State Street. You might want to avoid this area, if you can, during the two weeks of April while traffic adjust to the temporary new flow.

This is a Connecticut Department of Transportation (DoT) project. The local CT DoT (District…


Friends Seeking Apartment in our Neighborhood

Posted by David Weinreb on April 14, 2022 at 6:51pm 0 Comments

Hello! I have close friends, a Colombian couple, lawyer and a teacher, seeking a home in our neighborhood. Some of their details below. Do you know any place that may work for them? If so, email ( or call (914-393-7671) me! Thank you!
  • Preferred rent: Below $1600/month
  • 1-2 bedrooms
  • Dog-friendly: One 60 pound mellow husky
  • Move-in dates: Mid-July or August 

IMPORTANT Update and Link to Report on the Old Strong School from Ward 14 Alder Sarah Miller

Posted by Lee Cruz on March 25, 2022 at 9:50am 1 Comment

Thank you to all who have contributed at various stages and phases of the effort to redevelop the former Strong School at 69 Grand Avenue and put this beautiful yet neglected asset back into service for our community. I started working on the project when pregnant with my son Mateo; and he’ll turn eight this summer. Many others worked tirelessly for years before I got involved. As a neighborhood we have confronted…


Apply to be a Community Leader for the Mill River Urban Waters Initiative

Posted by Anthony Allen on March 20, 2022 at 9:06pm 2 Comments

Hello everyone!

The project team for the Mill River Urban Waters Initiative requests applications from Fair Haven residents to serve as Community Leaders. In this role, Community Leaders will assist with general and specific outreach and engagement efforts associated with the Community Outreach, Engagement, and Leadership project from April 15 until project completion (estimated to be September 30, 2022). Individuals in this role will be…


Cornell Scott Hill Health Center at Fair Haven Homeless HUB

Posted by Mayra Cabanas on February 26, 2022 at 10:56am 1 Comment

Cornell Scott Hill Health Center


Will be at the Fair Haven Homeless HUB




2pm to 4pm


To provide the following services for the Homeless Population:


medication refills, referrals,

blood pressure checks, acute visits.


Sign-ups Encouraged


Please speak with BHcare HUB staff for more information (203)…


Job Posting: Associate Education & Community Manager at District Arts and Education

Posted by Patrick King on February 10, 2022 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

About District Arts & Education

DAE is a non-profit located at District New Haven, a 110,000 square foot innovation center committed to the supporting Connecticut’s economic and social development. We hold an overarching vision of helping to create a digital-literate and human-centric workforce and culture, which we support through our mission to design and deliver programs and experiences that serve as a catalyst for communities that have been historically and…



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