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The Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre are delighted to announce the 7th annual Morningside Lights, kicking off Tuesday, September 4 and culminating in a procession on Saturday, September 8Regulars, take note: Morningside Lights returns earlier than usual!THIS YEAR MORNINGSIDE LIGHTS TAKES FLIGHT, joining with The Audubon Society to recognize 2018 as the Year of the Bird. On September 8, a flock of animated and illuminated birds will fill the night sky. Carrying suitcases, these birds evoke the power and the precariousness of migration on a changing planet. Flighthonors the resilience and hope of populations on the move—avian and human—and celebrates the vitality and diversity that migrations have always brought to New York.

Register for workshops before sessions start filling up. The workshop techniques are recommended for teens and adults, but children ages 10 and up are welcome if working with an adult. We encourage younger children to join us at the Down to Earth Farmers Market in Morningside Park on Saturday, September 8, where we will be creating simple lanterns they can carry in the procession that evening.

It’s not too early to get inspired. View photos and a video of Morningside Lights 2017 and explore this year’s theme. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sign Up for Morningside Lights: Flight
September 4 – 8, 2018September 4 – 7
Daily lantern-building workshops
Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway)

Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Family craft table at Down to Earth Farmers Market
Morningside Park (110th Street and Manhattan Avenue)

Saturday, September 8, 8 p.m.
Begins in Morningside Park at 116th Street & Morningside Avenue

If you would like to carry a lantern in the procession, rehearsals and line-up will take place in the park at 120th Street and Morningside Avenue at 7 p.m. Lanterns will be assigned first-come, first-served.