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Thrillist features 'Morningside Lights' in "Fun Things to Do After Dark in NYC This Fall”

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Photo by Michael Seto

“Watch a dreamy array of lanterns light up the night sky”

— Thrillist
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Morningside Lights: The Reimagined Monument

Procession Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3PM

Concept and Direction by Processional Arts Workshop
Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, artistic directors

Levy Lorenzo, electronic sound artist
Ethan Cohn, sound assistant

The beloved neighborhood tradition of shaping our stories in light returns, in person for the first time since 2019. Starting on September 17, Miller Theatre opens its doors for a week of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in a magical illuminated procession through Morningside Park.

The theme of the 11th Morningside Lights is centered around how we memorialize. The Reimagined Monument is a timely invitation to the community of makers to rethink the convention of public statuary, creating their own monuments to speak to the current moment, shared past, and hopes for the future.

The public can learn more or sign up to help create lanterns at

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