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Morningside Lights Returns for a Sixth Year


“If you’re a fan of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, you’ve probably wondered how those amazing puppets are created and brought to life. This weekend is your chance not just to see behind the scenes but also to participate in the process.”  – The New York Times 

“Each fanciful structure embodied its creators’ ebullient dreams. Assembled into a city of light when the parade finally took shape, the lanterns formed a collective vision of urban life in all its creative diversity.” – Examiner.com

The Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre
at Columbia University School of the Arts

present the sixth year of a favorite community tradition:


“The Secret Gardens”
September 16-23, 2017

A week of free community arts workshops culminates in a procession 
of handmade lanterns inspired by Harlem’s community gardens

Concept and direction by PROCESSIONAL ARTS WORKSHOP

Daily lantern-building workshops, Sept. 16 – 22

Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway)

Family craft table at the Down to Earth Farmers Market 
Sept. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Morningside Park (110th St. and Manhattan Ave.)

Illuminated procession on Saturday, September 23, 8 p.m.
Begins in Morningside Park (116 St. & Morningside Ave.)
Sign-up at www.morningside-lights.com

The 6th annual MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, kicks off on Saturday, September 16 with the theme The Secret Gardens, inspired by Harlem's many community green spaces. Free lantern-building workshops will be hosted daily at Miller Theatre from September 16 – 22. The workshops culminate in an illuminated procession of community creations that will light up Morningside Park on Saturday, September 23. Information and sign-ups are available at www.morningside-lights.com.

Click here to download the full press release. 

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate
at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

Directions and information are available online at www.morningside-lights.com or at 212.851.9574.

For photos, please contact Emily Schwartz at 212/854-7809 or es3466@columbia.edu.