"The Reimagined Monument"
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 8 p.m.
The 11th annual MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS, presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University, returns with The Reimagined Monument, a luminous, moving sculpture garden comprised of 40+ community-built lanterns, each one a unique, personal reflection on how we memorialize, creating newly inspired monuments that speak to the current moment, shared past, and hopes for the future. In a community procession through Morningside Park, the glowing monuments will set forth through the darkness—a shared, collective reimagining of public statuary.
Free lantern-building workshops will be hosted daily at Miller Theatre from September 17-23. Workshops are geared toward teens and adults, but children ages 10 and up are welcome if working with a participating adult.
The workshops culminate in an illuminated procession of community creations that will light up Morningside Park on Saturday, September 24. Information and registration are available at morningside-lights.com.
Morningside Lights concept and direction by Processional Arts Workshop. Co-produced by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts.
All events are free and open to the public.