SOMA on the Move, a new initiative of SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, will have its debut walk at 10am Friday, September 13. The walk, featuring the South Orange Village Art Trail, will start and finish in the Baird parking lot. Ken Krasner and Jason Rulnick of the South Orange Arts Advisory Council will be present to guide the tour and give insights into the many lovely works of art on public view in our town.
The walk and its accompanying map are part of “SOMA on the Move,” a series of mapped walking routes to encourage people to get out, get exercise, and take a look around our beautiful towns. SOMA Two Towns for all Ages Coordinator Cathy Rowe and local realtor and map -maker Ken Krasner are planning several mapped routes as part of a fitness for seniors initiative. The Village Art Trail map will be available after the tour to anyone who wants to use it for a self-guided walk about town. Park benches and local restaurants make resting along the way convenient and refreshing for those who like to take it a little more slowly. The map guides walkers along a 1.5 mile route, a 30- 45 minute trek for most people, and features cultural sites in the park and in town, including TAU, the Gateway Murals, Spiotta Park, the WPA mural at the Post Office, and more. The map is designed to make it fun and easy to stay fit by walking and enjoying the growing number of public art sites in South Orange.
The next walking map will be the Notable Buildings of Maplewood Village and will be available at the SOMA Two Town for All Ages tent at the Maplewood Village Art and Music walk on September 22. Future maps will include the Springfield Avenue Murals, Historic Buildings of South Orange, The Local Houses of Worship, and War Memorials. As they are completed, maps will be available at South Orange Village Offices, the Maplewood Senior Center, and online at www.SOMATwoTownsforAllAges.org.
Join us for the first walk, learn about local art and get safety gear to support your walking.
Village Art Trail
Friday, September 13
10am in the Baird parking lot