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Common Ground Festival & Morningside Lights

Common Ground Family Festival moringside lights

Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Morningside Park
W 123rd Street & Morningside Avenue Harlem/Upper Manhattan
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Join the Friends of Morningside Park for free activities for the whole family arts and crafts from around the world. Features performers from Burkina Faso, a kite-making workshop from India, an African fashion show, a Marionette Puppet performance, and much more. At 8 pm, (watch or join) “Morningside Lights,” a procession of mobile, illuminated sculptures created by local artists and the community.

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