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

Learn to Make a Picture Frame at MakeHaven

October 15, 2022 from 10am to 2pm
In this class, learn how to build your own 8x10 picture frame. Walker guides you through the entire process, from selectingpiece for display to taking measurements and piece-by-piece assembly. Participants will leave the class with their own custom…See More
10 hours ago
Brittany Beans's event was featured

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Booster Available! at Fair Haven Community Health Care

September 13, 2022 at 12:30pm to December 3, 2022 at 7pm
Good afternoon Community Leaders,Our organization now has the COVID-19 Omicron Variant Booster available, and we are currently accepting appointments to receive the Booster shot.Please feel free to share the attached English and Spanish flyers with…See More
Sep 14
Kara Hunter's event was featured

Educational Seminar on Diminished Capacity at Chatham Place At Mary Wade

October 18, 2022 from 8am to 10:30am
Avoid The Crisis, Encourage Transition for Diminished Capacity Seminar presented by Attorney Steven L. Ruben.Provides information about documentation to social workers working with clients and patients with diminished capacity, to help them get…See More
Sep 14
Lee Cruz's blog post was featured

Maps Show Climate Change’s Neighborhood Impacts

Floods in City Point. Heat waves in tree-sparse, lot-heavy Newhallville. More storms that require evacuation. More periods of drought.As climate change progresses, those conditions will become the new normal for New Haven, especially for the heat-…See More
Sep 6

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Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. It is available in multiple languages. 

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 Links to the City of New Haven Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your nearest provider is Fair Haven Community Healthcare

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Help a resident of Connecticut outside our area get vaccinated, send them this link to the CT State Portal for COVID19 for info and to schedule a vaccination.



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Blog Posts

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Booster Available

Posted by Brittany Beans on September 13, 2022 at 12:23pm 0 Comments

Good afternoon Chatham Square Community,
Our organization now has the COVID-19 Omicron Variant Booster available, and we are currently accepting appointments to receive the Booster shot.
Please feel free to share the attached English and Spanish flyers with your individual community…

Local Business: GreenWave is hiring a FT Office Coordinator

Posted by Lee Cruz on August 25, 2022 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

Visit the Careers page on the GreenWave website for a full job description (including responsibilities and required knowledge, skills, and abilities) and application instructions:


The Office Coordinator will support day-to-day operations of the organization and manage the office at GreenWave’s Headquarters (HQ) in New Haven, CT, where our…


Great News for Fair Haven * Buenas Noticias para Fair Haven

Posted by Sarah Miller on August 3, 2022 at 8:55am 0 Comments

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Dear neighbors,

On Monday night, the Board of Alders voted to allocate $53 Million in American Rescue Plan funding for a wide variety of initiatives. This includes some important projects for Ward 14 and Fair Haven, including:

* Renovation of the Atwater Senior Center into a full-service Community Center…


Civic Groups and Nonprofits - need volunteers?

Posted by Lee Cruz on August 2, 2022 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

FOCUS on New Haven, a student-led program designed to introduce incoming students to the city of New Haven through the lens of community engagement and social justice has a group of students willing to volunteer for your organization or project.

FOCUS will partnerships with various organizations whereby their participants will engage in short term volunteer projects for three days. Last year, they had a mix of…


Neighbors in the News

Posted by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2022 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Two recent media stories about neighbors who support, strengthen, and enrich our community were recently featured  the New Haven Indepedent.

1. Read up here on the legacy of Eugene Fargeorge and his advocacy for historic…


Now Hiring: Service Assistant at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale

Posted by Paul North on July 21, 2022 at 1:08pm 0 Comments

Hello Fair Haven Citizens!

If you are looking for a job or you know someone who is, this is a great position for someone with housekeeping or food service experience.

Description: The Service Assistant provides high-level customer service to all residents and guests at residence of Jonathan Edwards College. The service assistant ensures smooth and efficient daily operations, including event planning and general housekeeping.

Apply here:…


Friends Center for Children: PreK Spots Available

Posted by David Weinreb on July 19, 2022 at 10:08pm 0 Comments

Forwarding....our child is here (at the other location, and only for a few weeks so far) and we're very happy...

Greetings from the Admissions Office! Friends Center for Children needs your help - we have 8 open Preschool slots available at our East Grand Avenue site for children ages 2 years 8 months to 5 years 6 months who live in New Haven.  These openings…



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