Morningside Lights Returns With “Secret Gardens” Theme
Written by Ross Chapman
Morningside Lights is back! The annual procession of handmade torches continues in its sixth year with a “Secret Gardens” theme. For the uninitiated, Morningside Lights is a week-long project headed up by the Arts Initiative, and by Processional Arts Workshop. Members of the community are invited to sixteen different free workshops over the course of the week. These drop-in sessions are totally free, and you can stay for as long or as little as you want. On Saturday, September 23rd at 8 pm, the procession will begin at 116th and Morningside Avenue and progress around the campus and the neighborhood.
Anyone interested in making a lantern or marching in the procession should sign up on the Morningside Lights website. While you’re at it, get some inspiration from the Secret Gardens Pinterest Board. Artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles will lead this project. This year’s theme looks to celebrate community gardens in Harlem, especially in reclaimed spaces.
Photo via Arts Initiative/Karli Cadel