Morningside Lights is a free weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, and produced by Columbia University's Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre. Help create a fleet of lanterns during a week of workshops that will culminate in an illuminated procession of public art in Morningside Park. 

Morningside Lights: Island

On September 21, Morningside Lights returns with Island, a luminous archipelago floating on a sea of blue light. Joining with Columbia’s School of the Arts to mark 2019 as the Year of Water, a chain of glowing islands will set forth from Morningside Park floating through Columbia’s campus—a shared vision to remind us that, in the end, none of us is an island.

SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019
Lantern-building workshops
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Family craft table, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Morningside Lights Procession, 8 p.m.
Morningside Park


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