Welcoming the Community

The community garden at Trinfo.Café, located at 1300 Broad Street, offers free plots to registered gardeners, a small park with picnic tables, and a “Read and Seed” Little Free Library that is open to the public. Carlos Espinosa ’96, director of Trinity’s Office of Community Relations and Trinfo.Café, describes the community garden as a “common ground” for everyone in the neighborhood, including Hartford residents, community organizations, and Trinity’s faculty, staff, and students. The garden underwent renovations and repairs in summer 2020, thanks to fundraising efforts led by the Simsbury Grange and Susan A. Masino, Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity and vice president of the Simsbury Grange. Trinity professors, including Masino, use the garden as an outdoor classroom that connects academics with community engagement.


Events on campus that were open to the public in 2019


Tech Savvy

Trinity student and faculty volunteers provide hands-on workshops involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for sixth- through ninth-grade girls during the AAUW of Connecticut’s annual Tech Savvy conference on the Trinity campus.


Eyes Wide Open to Hartford

Professor and photographer Pablo Delano inspires new students to explore the vibrancy of the city by sharing his latest book, Hartford Seen.


Trinity College Chapel

An architectural icon and landmark building in Hartford, the Chapel houses worship services, special public occasions, the Chapel music program, virtual offerings, and more.


Austin Arts Center

This hub of artistic life on campus is home to Goodwin Theater, Garmany Hall black box theater, and Widener Gallery’s formal exhibition space and also hosts virtual arts events.


Community groups that used campus spaces and facilities in 2019


VITA Clinic Launches Contactless Tax Preparation Services

The service at Trinfo.Café, which prepares both federal and state income tax returns, is available to Hartford residents.