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 Fair Haven residents, businesses, and nonprofits working to nurture community and pride in our neighborhood. We are a diverse community, with historic homes and a beautiful waterfront where 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 that this land was once the homeland of the Algonquin speaking people known as the Quinnipiac. We also acknowledge the Africans who were taken from their homelands and forced to work here and throughout this country creating wealth for others. May we not forget the uncompensated contributions of the Quinnipiac and African people. 

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 Walk in your neighborhood  

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


Food & Health Security

Need Help with food, housing or other services?



"Get Connected New Haven" 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. 

If you need food or if you know of someone in need of food in New Haven go to this website for information and services.



 Get Vaccinated

Click here for the NewHaven Health Department or go to CT State Portal for COVID19 where any resident of Connecticut can get more info or schedule a vaccination appointment when eligible. 


Resilient Fair Haven: Click on the CIRCA logo to see the Fair Haven plan


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

Talk: Integrating AI into the Design Workflow at MakeHaven

July 23, 2024 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you interested in how AI can be used responsibly in the design process? Would you like to make your workflow more efficient? 

Join me as I show you how to use various free AI softwares to transform your rough ideas into full fledged concepts…See More
Friends Center for Children posted a blog post

Preschool Openings for New Haven Residents at Friends Center for Children

Friends Center for Children has August Preschool openings for New Haven residents age 2 years 8 months - 5 years.…See More
Christel Manning posted an event

Yoga on the waterfront at Canal Dock Boat House

July 11, 2024 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Do yoga with a view of Long Island Sound! New Haven's Canal Dock boathouse is running outdoor yoga classes again on Long Wharf. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm, and Saturdays at 10 am. Only $10 per class (an they move inside if it rains). And…See More
Brenda Brown posted an event

Come Out and Clay - Polymer Practice at MakeHaven

July 27, 2024 from 1pm to 3pm
Join us for a laid-back polymer clay meetup at MakeHaven! This open work session is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow makers. Whether you're a seasoned pro or early in the hobby, you're invited to join the fun. 
What to Expect:
This…See More

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Get Connected New Haven, a one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in New Haven, Connecticut!

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. 

If you need food or if you know of someone in need of food in New Haven click here to get information and services.

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Blog Posts

We need YOU for the Fair Haven Youth Clean Team

Posted by Sarah Miller on June 15, 2024 at 6:30am 0 Comments

THIS SUMMER, can you dedicate one morning to beautifying our neighborhood alongside young people?

Junta for Progressive Action, Bregamos Community Theater, Clifford Beers, the New Haven Community Schools Partnership, New Haven Youth at Work, and Fair Haven young people need your help! We need volunteer supervisors over age 21 to accompany a team of approximately 10 youth team members, ages 14-21, for four hours, from 9am to 1pm, between July 2 and August 9, 2024. Training and…


Quinnipiac Riverfest Brightens Fair Haven

Posted by Lee Cruz on June 11, 2024 at 11:24pm 0 Comments

The June sunlight sparkled off the smooth waters of the Quinnipiac River beside the Quinnipiac River Marina in Fair Haven, where people of all ages gathered to participate in the Quinnipiac Riverfest this Saturday.

A large stage dominated a corner of the area, surrounded by stalls for vendors, small businesses, and nonprofits. Beside the stage was a sign-up for kayak rentals, 15 minutes each. The community came together to celebrate local artists and businesses, as well as the culture…


Vision 2034-Upcoming Public Workshop on June 4th

Posted by Esther Rose-Wilen on May 21, 2024 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

Join us at an upcoming public workshop! We will be at Edgewood Magnet on June 4th.

All workshops will include activities for children, food, and an option to participate on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person. At this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on the topical working groups for the plan. And stay tuned for a virtual workshop in late July!

Please help us get the word out to your friends, family, and neighbors!…


Vision 2034-Upcoming Public Workshops on May 13th and June 4th

Posted by Esther Rose-Wilen on April 30, 2024 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Join us at an upcoming public workshop! We will be at Lincoln Bassett on May 13th and Edgewood Magnet on June 4th.

All workshops will include activities for children, food, and an option to participate on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

Please help us get the word out to your friends, family, and neighbors! ;

Están invitados a nuestros…


Meet Your Neighbors!

Posted by Kirk Morrison on April 17, 2024 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Join us at Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Avenue, on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

The NEA citywide Big Read theme this year focuses on immigration, migration, and refugees. We’re working with our friends at IRIS to introduce new members of our community.

Hossna Samadi is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan. She’ll talk about her experiences in her native country, her

family’s life in Connecticut since 2016 and the challenges and successes that newcomers… Continue

Use SeeClickFix to report issues in our neighborhood


WELCOME (BIENVENIDO, BENVENUTO, POWITANIE, BONJOUR! WILLKOMME,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, BONVENON) to Chatham Square Association. Traducción de esta página

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Once again Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a high achieving health center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), and has received the gold level designation. This places FHCHC in the top 10% of the 1,400 community health centers across the country and reflects our strong commitment to high quality clinical care. The full announcement can be found here.

We are proud and happy to have FHCHC as a community partner and a major employer in our community. 

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