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Internationally Acclaimed Public Art Event at Columbia’s Lenfest

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - October 24, 2019 @ 11:00 pm


WATERLICHT, which translates to “Water Light,” is an immersive light installation and monumental public art event that illuminates the power and poetry of water while raising awareness about rising global sea levels. WATERLICHT is a centerpiece of Columbia University’s Year of Water, a year-long interdisciplinary exploration including art, lectures, symposia, and research, uniting the campus and its constituents to examine and celebrate the planet’s most precious resource.

WATERLICHT will come to life after sunset, at the public plaza of Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts from 7:30 pm-11 pm daily on October 22, 23, and 24.



Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129 Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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(212) 854-6800


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About West Harlem Development Corporation
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem community. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “Solutions Through Collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.