Time Out says
This twilight parade of handmade paper lanterns, which is going digital for its ninth anniversary, is a gorgeous welcome to fall. Every year, more than 50 creatures and shapes are created by members of the community. From Sept 17–19, at home lantern kits will be distributed at a socially-distanced pick-up location outside of Miller Theatre at Columbia University. This year's theme is inspired by the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem Night Song." A few weeks later, the lanterns are in a glowing procession that starts in Morningside Park and winds its way up to Columbia. On Oct 26 at 7pm, you can watch the parade video online and see the creations come to life. However, Morningside Lights is magical even if you're just a spectator. All ages.