Time Out says
This twilight parade of handmade paper lanterns is a gorgeous welcome to fall. Every year, more than 50 creatures and shapes are created by members of the community in a series of free workshops open to all ages; a few weeks later, the lanterns are in a glowing procession that starts in Morningside Park and winds its way up to Columbia University. It's a remarkably creative undertaking—New York's Got Talent!—and everybody is invited to join in the parade. (If you want to carry a lantern, meet at 120th St and Morningside Ave by 7 pm.) Morningside Lights is magical, even if you're just a spectator. All ages.