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.

Informative links:

- 2017 Activities, meetings & events 

5.8 mile Fair Haven Urban Trail opens to the public

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

Drew Goldsman is now a member of Chatham Square Neighborhood
13 hours ago
Ivette Altieri posted a video

Mark your Calendars! FREE Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. classes are back for the 3rd year.

Mark your Calendars! FREE Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. classes are back for the 3rd year. Feel free to share away.Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate. Ch...
Lee Cruz posted an event

Food (In)Security at Fair Haven Library

April 27, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Fair Haven Branch Library posted an event

Fair Haven Library: Community Garden at Fair Haven Library

April 27, 2017 at 4pm to September 7, 2017 at 5pm
Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
Ivette Altieri posted events
Apr 19
Christel Manning's event was featured

Community Dining Out Night at Grand Apizza

April 26, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Apr 18
Kathleen Flynn's blog post was featured
Apr 18



Save the Date May 20 11-4pm for Quinnipiac Riverfest

At the Quinnipiac Marina, 309 Front Street.

Follow and post about the Chatham Square Neighborhood on social media using #CSNA

For Riverfest use #QRiverfest

Blog Posts

Shall we put together a group to go on Sunday, May 7th?

Posted by Kathleen Flynn on April 13, 2017 at 6:50am 0 Comments

THIS IS HUNGER: A Community Program of Mazon

A Jewish Response to Hunger 
Please see below, an invitation from Rabbi Joshua Ratner to this special, limited space event:

Dear New Haven Food Network,

I am reaching out to you with what I think will be a great opportunity.…

A Message of Thanks

Posted by Sally Esposito on April 17, 2017 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

     Thank you so much for your support of Saturday’s Easter/Spring Party at Chatham Square Park.  Based on the huge attendance and the smiles of the children and families who were there, it was a GREAT success.  Everyone had a chance to participate in arts & crafts, guess the amount of candy in the jar, take a photo with the Easter Bunny, and just…


Schooner Coastal Exploration and Sailing Camp Registration!

Posted by Justin Elicker on April 3, 2017 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

Hi all,
The Schooner Camp is back and running and enrollment is live! Check it out below.
Enroll your 6-12 year-old now for two-week coastal exploration and sailing programs this summer. Enroll here:
The Schooner Summer Camp, run by the New Haven Land Trust, brings kids to the coastline to explore, learn, grow, get their feet wet…


Posted by Sally Esposito on March 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Spring Greetings to All,

Our annual spring event is coming up on April 15th.  Thanks to our new District Manager, Sgt. Renee Dominguez, we will have dozens of boiled eggs for kids to decorate. The Easter Bunny will attend and may even lead a short parade around Chatham Square Park to celebrate our new, beautiful sidewalks. We are in need of volunteers to clean the park at 12:00 that day and unopened bags of individually wrapped candy.  Contact Sally by email at…



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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. 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.

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Preserving the Quinnipiac River and Watershed:

Your Community Bank

Fair Haven Pharmacy

OPEN 7 Days a week. Lowest Prices Guaranteed. 10% discount on over the counter products if you mention CSNA.

Fair Haven Community Health Clinic

Changing the odds for Children and Families

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