13. 7th Annual ‘Morningside Lights’

Morningside Park, where the installation will take place

Morningside Lights is an arts event led and produced by the Professional Arts Workshop and Columbia University’s Arts Initiative, where the public is invited to workshops on building lanterns, which then culminates in an illuminated procession in Morningside Park. This year’s installation is titled Flight and will feature a flock of illuminated birds that, as they are carried through the night sky, will carry suitcases in reference to ‘the power and precariousness of migration on a changing planet” and to celebrate “the vitality and diversity that migrations have always brought to New York.”
Lantern-building workshops will take place from September 4-7 in Miller Theatre at Columbia University. On September 8th in Morningside Park, a family craft table will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Morningside Lights Procession will take place at 8 p.m.