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.

We meet at the Mary Wade Home the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm.

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Who We are & What We do

      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. 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.

     Together, we work to enrich the neighborhood by offering activities for children, organizing social gatherings, supporting local businesses and addressing comm-unity 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

Recognition of our work

Quinnipiac River Historic District

- Neighborhood Traffic Study

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Latest Activity

Lee Cruz's event was featured

September Monthly CSNA Community Meeting! at Mary Wade Home

September 17, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
2 hours ago
SUSAN O'LEARY posted photos
Sandra Hernandez's event was featured

Yoga in the Library at Fair Haven Branch Library

September 20, 2014 at 11am to May 16, 2015 at 1pm
David V. Hunter's event was featured

Mary Wade Family Fun Concert at Mary Wade Gardens

September 21, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Beth Pellegrino's event was featured

Neighborhood Soup Night at The Pellegrino's @ 40 Perkins Street

September 28, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm
Daniel Fitzmaurice's album was featured

ESC Summer Camp at Quinnipiac Terrace

Photos from Elm Shakespeare Company's annual summer camp at Quinnipiac Terrace! All are invited to attend their showcase inspired by "Pericles" on Thursday, August 14 at 2pm in the Quinnipiac Terrace Rec Room.
Nathalie Bonafe's album was featured

Grand Acres Land Trust Community Garden 2014

The work is in progress at the community garden. The beds are being cleanup, the fence put in, the bushes trimmed and the seeds planted! We will be watching it develop throughout the season. I'll keep adding new pictures. Every one seems to be…
Beth Pellegrino posted an event

Neighborhood Soup Night at The Pellegrino's @ 40 Perkins Street

September 28, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm

Blog Posts


Posted by Dieniz Costa on August 26, 2014 at 1:31pm 0 Comments



August 20, 2014 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions: attendees- Christel, George, Lee, Luz, Mary Ann, Marianne, Susan, Hope, Terry,…

Chess Club Volunteers

Posted by Sandra Hernandez on August 21, 2014 at 4:35pm 0 Comments

Hi all! I am looking to start a chess club at the Fair Haven library for kids/tweens. We have had some interest and currently have a group of kids that come in to play every afternoon. I am putting a call out to anyone who has the time, interest, and skills to teach the kids that would come to the club. I haven't set up any time or days yet, so I could definitely work that out with anyone who would be interested. 

Please feel free to contact me either at or at…


CSNA July Meeting Minutes

Posted by Dieniz Costa on July 24, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments


July 16, 2014 ~ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mary Wade Home

Welcome & Introductions

Police\Safety Report –  Police are confiscating dirt bikes and

 Arresting the drivers that may be why we aren’t seeing them.

CARE: Yale…


CSNA June Meeting Minutes

Posted by Dieniz Costa on June 24, 2014 at 11:23am 1 Comment



June 18, 2014 ~ 6:10 pm – 7:10 pm

The Mary Wade Home

  • Welcome & Introductions- attendees: Sally, Mary Ann, Marian, George, Lt. Johnson, Natalie, Christel, Elizabeth, Len, Michael, Lee, Luz, Doug, Ana, Joan, Susan, Dieniz
  • Doug Hausladen, Director of Traffic, Parking and Transportation- supports community and shared his vision for helping local issues and plans for…


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START Bank - a new neighbor in Fair Haven

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258 Grand Avenue 







Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm

Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

307 Front Street

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