Morningside Lights: TRAVERSE
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Morningside Lights: TRAVERSE

Lantern Building Workshops

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12pm

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Help create a fleet of lanterns for the fifth annual Morningside Lights Procession! Collaborate with friends and neighbors to create lanterns inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry! For 100 years, the Pulitzer Prizes have celebrated the great writers and artists of our time. This fall, makers and marchers participating in our community-created lantern procession will have a chance to illuminate favorite passages by great poets who have received this unique honor over the past century. All materials will be provided and no experience is required.

Artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, co-directors of Processional Arts Workshop, will lead the collaborative workshops from Saturday, September 17 through Friday, September 23. These workshop sessions are FREE and you may register for as much or a little time as you'd like. Watch your creations come to life on September 24th at 8pm at the 5th Annual Morningside Lights Procession in Morningside Park.

Please Note: The workshops are geared toward adults, but kids 10 and up working with an adult are welcome.

Visit to register for lantern building workshops!

Additional Information

Morningside Lights is co-produced by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University; this year’s theme was developed in collaboration with Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and their concurrent exhibition celebrating the Pulitzer Prize centennial.