2018

"Flight" honored the resilience and hope of populations on the move—avian and human—and celebrated the vitality and diversity that migrations have always brought to New York.


2017

Morningside Lights celebrated “The Secret Gardens” of Harlem with illuminated birds, animals, flowers, honey bees, musical instruments, and more.


2016

Morningside Lights: TRAVERSE celebrated the Pulitzer Prize centennial and inspired lanterns illuminating favorite passages from poets who have won this distinctive honor.


New York Nocturne" inspired participants to create fantastical evocations of the city after dark.

2015


Romare Bearden's 1977 collage series "A Black Odyssey" set the wheels in motion for Morningside Light's own epic "Odysseus on the A Train."

2014


A sea-floor fantasy of luminescent life forms emerged from the workshops and lit our way from Morningside Park to the Columbia University campus as participants explored the theme The Luminous Deep,” set to an original score by Nathan Davis.

2013


The Imagined City fetaured illuminated skyscrapers soaring high above the crowds through Morningside Park.

2012