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


 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.

     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.

Planned Events & Activities for 2015

Recognition of our work

Quinnipiac River Historic District

- 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. Click here for the 2015 list of meeting dates and facilitators.

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Vision for our community ~ we have already started

Latest Activity

Christel Manning's event was featured

Community Dining Out Night at Iguana Burrito

May 28, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
23 hours ago
David V. Hunter's event was featured

Fair Haven Community Parade at Starts at the Chatham Square Park on Clinton Avenue

May 29, 2015 from 10:30am to 12pm
23 hours ago
Angel Hertslet's blog post was featured
Thomas Burwell's event was featured

"How to Attract More Birds to Your Garden" at The Quinnipiac River Park

June 25, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Nathalie Bonafe posted a blog post
Thomas Burwell posted a blog post
Lee Cruz's 2 events were featured
Ross Bernet posted a blog post
May 20

Fair Haven Pop Up Festival - 2-7pm May 30 - Grand Ave. & Blatchley

For more info click on the picture.

You can find CSNA on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with: #CSNA

Blog Posts

Build Bird Habitat and Support Community Green Spaces with Urban Resources Initiative!

Posted by Angel Hertslet on May 26, 2015 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

Hello Beautiful Fair Haven,

Let me bend your ear for a moment to tell you about a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, plant trees and perennials, and build bird habitat right here in Fair Haven.

My name is Angel Hertslet. I just graduated from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and I'm spending the summer interning with Urban Resources Initiative's Community Greenspace program. I'm working all across the city of New Haven in parks that have been designated as urban oasis sites for birds. The urban oasis program aims to restore bird habitat in our urban environment and is part of a national effort to build urban wildlife refuges.

In Fair Haven, the Dover Beach Park area is a…


Chatham Square Summer 2015 - Community Greenspace with the Urban Resources Iniative

Posted by Ross Bernet on May 20, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

People living around Chatham Square have been planting trees, cleaning up the park, removing dangerous lead from the soils in front yards - among countless other activities!! - with the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) since 1995, the year URI started. This is an impressive legacy.

We want to continue the work this year.

I'm Ross Bernet. A recent graduate from the Yale School of Forestry. I'm doing an internship with URI Greenspace this summer. I'm looking forward to working with people living in Fair Haven to help beautify, restore, and engage the community around Chatham Square.

Greenspace provides material support (plants!!) and technical advice to help achieve the goals of the community where we work. Each year is different. Each community is different. But by improving the quality of our urban environment we improve the quality of the lives of the people living there.

I presented a brief intro to Greenspace at the May CSNA community meeting on May…


See Chris Randall's Best Riverfest 2015 pictures

Posted by Lee Cruz on May 10, 2015 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

This year's Quinnipiac Riverfest was last Sunday. THis is a link to Chris's top ten photos:

The complete album is on Facebook:

Next year's Riverfest will be held on the first Sunday in May. For more info visit:

Great children Summer Camp Opportunity - City of New Haven June 29-July 31

Posted by Nathalie Bonafe on May 7, 2015 at 9:32pm 0 Comments

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for 8-13 years old children,  Police Activities League.   

Shared by our District manager, Lt Darcia Siclari.  



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