On Saturday June 6th, you can take part in the SOMA Hope Parade as an art maker (eligible for prizes!), and/or as a parade walker.
ART MAKERS: Anyone can be a artist on parade day. Just create and display a “message of hope” artwork on your front walk or yard. Use any materials you like (chalk, posters, etc.), and get the whole family involved! If you need or want a different space, you can also help us create artwork in other locations around town. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
All artists, regardless of age or ability, can win prizes either by impressing the honorary judges, or by getting the most “likes” on the parade’s Instagram. Just remember to send a photo of your artwork, along with your street address, to email@example.com once the work is completed.
Registering for the SOMA Hope Parade allows your artwork's location to be included on the parade map, and it allows you to be considered for prizes. Please send a photo of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org for the parade Instagram.
Only your street address and the photo you provide will appear on the parade map or the parade Instagram. No other personal information will be released without your permission.
WALKERS: Joining in as a parade walker is even easier. There is no parade “route” or central gathering place, so no crowds! When the parade starts, you can join in anywhere in town, visiting (at a safe distance) the artwork of friends and neighbors. You can check the online map for artworks near your location, or you can check the parade Instagram to find photos and addresses of artworks you think are interesting.
Whether you are an art maker, a parade walker, or both,your donation to the COVID-19 SOMA Family Support Fund will help more than 500 SOMA families in need
The COVID-19 SOMA Family Support Fund is a joint initiative of South Orange Village, Maplewood Township, and Rent Party. The fund is administered by The Parenting Center of South Orange and Maplewood School District
This event is also made possible with the support of the Maplewood Recreation Department. and the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA)
If you have any questions please contact us during regular business hours at (973) 821-5227 or email email@example.com