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.
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:
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 gmail.com
Phone- (203) 936-9459
copies of this postcard are available at the Fair Haven Branch of the New Haven Free Public Libraries 182 Grand Avenue.
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.
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.
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
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Check out these photos of the 2020 Grand Avenue Bridge Celebration. Thank you Leigh Busby and; "I Love New Haven" for coming out to celebrate and document. Click here for side by side, current and historic pictures from the Quinnipiac River Fund Blog.
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Here is some more important information about the storm cleanup:
• If you have yard debris from Isaias storm, the Department of Public Works will take any debris from your curb that is four inches in diameter, and up to six feet in length. Please pile it neatly. DPW will pick up debris in your area on your normal trash pickup day next week.
• If you do not have electricity, it is recommended that you throw away any perishable foods after…
Fair Haven Community Healthcare is offering: Keep Your Community Safe lawn signs (see below). You need only request one or two signs by writing to ChathamSquareNeighborhood@gmail.com with your:
To insure we get the correct count please write "lawn sign" in the subject line of your email and you must respond by 6pm tomorrow: Tuesday, August 3.
This offer is made to CSNA…Continue
We're hopeful to be able to serve Fair Haven residents in person ASAP as we prepare our library facilities with safety in mind for all members of the public and staff.
Starting the week of 7/6 we'll be offering Curbside service. Think of how you can call restaurants with an order and then notify them when you arrive. It works the same here at Fair Haven Library. Place an order of library materials online, or call us for help. Then we'll set them aside for you. When you come…Continue
Message from Mayor Justin Elicker.
There has been a large discharge of sewage into the Mill River near the Whitney Dam. Over 2 million gallons of sewage have been discharged into the river. The Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority fixed the pipe earlier today so there is no longer any sewage leaking into the River. The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been monitoring the situation We were not properly notified by the Water Pollution Control…Continue