Welcome to the Nichols Improvement Association
The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) is a non-profit organization of volunteers chartered with helping to preserve the heritage and distinctive character of the Nichols community. We sponsor many family-oriented events throughout the year. Membership is available to Trumbull residents living in the Nichols Fire District.
NIA - Buy Fresh. Buy Local.
We're excited for another year of the NIA Farmers Market! This weekly community event features a wide range of local products. We’ll see you at the Moore Ballfields on Unity Road. Thursdays from 4PM-7PM, May through October.

Preserving the Heritage and Distinctive Character of the Nichols Community

The Nichols Improvement Association is a non-profit 501c3 located in the heart of historic Nichols in Trumbull CT. Situated on 42 beautiful acres, the NIA is home to the landmark Bunny Fountain, Five Pennies Playground, Frog Pond, Moore Ball Fields, and the Nichols Community Center (a.k.a. the Starkweather House). The expansive property also includes the Nichols Green, the site of the Flag Pole, WWI & WWII memorials, and our beautiful Christmas Tree.

Enjoy the Benefits of NIA Membership

All residents of the Nichols Fire Tax District are invited to join the NIA and participate in the community activities we offer year-round. Monetary donations and Membership Fees allow us to improve the historic NIA property, cover operating costs and help to fund our proprietary programs and events.

Members Include:

IMPORTANT: Membership in the NIA is for Trumbull Residents living in the Nichols Fire Tax District. To determine if you qualify, please visit the Trumbull parcel database HERE. Fire Codes are shown as: (L) LongHill, (N) Nichols, (T) TrumCenter

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Property Rental

The Starkweather House and the Moore Ball Fields can be rented
exclusively by NIA Members for private events and functions.

NIA Programs

Our programming is designed to foster a strong sense of community and encourage neighbors to get to know each other. We offer a diverse range of events throughout the year that cater to people of all ages and interests. Our programming has been highly successful over the years, thanks to the support and involvement of our dedicated members and volunteers.

Nichols Farmers Market

Join us every Thursday this summer at the Moore Ballfields!

Starkweather Summer Camp

Choose half or full day summer activities for children ages 4-10.

NIA Adult Kickball League

Adults can get their kicks in our summer Kickball League!

NIA JingleBellRun

December 2nd, 2023 marks our 35th annual winter classic! Join us for 5K or a fun run!

NIA Announcements

Check out our most recent announcements, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

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Last night we had the best time at NIA Family Night and Music Under the Stars ⭐️ ☀️ This was a gorgeous night to come together as a community and thank our 2023 members.

Thank you to the volunteers who made the event possible, including the amazing middle and high school volunteers who helped at the kids’ tables and endlessly painted faces and made all the kids smile!

And thank you to the best vendors for the great music, ice cream, and quesadillas 🤤:
College Creamery
The Taste Garden Cafe and Catering
Jukebox Radio Band (check them out at jukeboxradioband on Instagram)
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We can't wait to show appreciation to all our members at Family Night and Music Under the Stars tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th, 5-7pm! The Taste Garden Cafe will be serving up a variety of quesadillas, burritos, and street tacos for any members that would like to purchase dinner. Jukebox Radio will be playing 5-7 pm in the gazebo, there will be an ice cream provided for all members by College Creamery truck 6-7 pm, and fun for all. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets to sit on the NIA lawn or lawn games to play while you listen to music. This event is free and for 2023 NIA Members only. However, don't forget that advance RSVP is required, so we can know how many to expect. We ask that you RSVP no later than today by 12pm. You will not receive a voucher for an ice cream if you have not RSPved!

RSVP today: niatrumbull.org/event/family-night/ (must be logged in to your member account)

The NIA parking lot will open at 4:40. Once the lot is full, there is parking available at Nichols United Methodist Church or Trinity Church. Please do not park on Huntington Turnpike. When you arrive, please check in to receive your ice cream voucher.

Please contact Aarika at events@niatrumbull.org with any questions or if you have previously RSVPed and can no longer make it.
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The Taste Garden Cafe and Catering will be at Family Night for those that want to purchase dinner 🎉

College Creamery will be there 6-7pm with ice cream for all members 🍦

Don’t forget that this event is free for all
2023 members, but that registration is required!!
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We hope you can join us for a family night and music under the stars to show our appreciation to our members! Feel free to bring snacks or a picnic dinner to enjoy on the NIA lawn, along with chairs or blankets. Jukebox Radio will be playing 5-7 pm in the gazebo, there will be an ice cream provided 6-7 pm, and fun games for all. This event is free and for 2023 NIA Members only. Advance RSVP is required, so we can know how many to expect. Members must be logged into the website to RSVP.

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NIA Workshop - Come down to the NIA house for a free toddler music class! This workshop will be held on August 26th at 9:30am. Please sign up because space is limited!
(This is for members only, please make sure you sign into the website to register for the class.)

This 40 minute music class is designed for mixed-age children between 1 and 4 years old. We focus on music through play and movement. Through engaging activities like movement, imaginative play, instrument exploration, focused listening and dance, your child will experience the meaningful role of music as a foundation for language development, body awareness, independence, physical development, and confidence. In this inclusive setting, toddlers and pre-schoolers will not only acquire valuable musical skills but also discover the joy and sense of community that comes from being with family and connecting with NIA friends in a musical setting. Come join the fun !
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Our Mission

The NIA Mission is to initiate, promote, encourage, foster and support the improvement of the physical, cultural and recreational resources of that portion of the Town of Trumbull generally known as and referred to as the Village of Nichols.

Our History

We are always looking for information, pictures, and anything historical related to NIA – if you have anything you’d like to share, please send it to webmaster@niatrumbull.org

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