Morningside Lights

 

EXPLORE THE THEME


EXPLORE THE THEME

 

Harlem’s deep tradition of civic activism blossoms in the thriving gardens carefully cultivated in its many reclaimed spaces. This year’s theme, The Secret Gardens, invites participants to create lanterns inspired by these horticultural gems and the resourceful visionaries that tend them. Over the course of the week, visiting artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles of Processional Arts Workshop will help community members imagine and design vibrant lanterns that evoke Harlem’s bountiful urban farms, flourishing fields of wildflowers, and beloved communal green spaces. Kahn and Michahelles will facilitate the production of the fleet of 100+ illuminated objects by teaching participants the artistic fabrication techniques needed to bring their ideas to life.


Morningside Lights concept and direction by Processional Arts Workshop. Co-produced by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University.