Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park April 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April. To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival's 50th anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 3 and 4. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:
Merrie Monarch Festival Cultural Practitioners, Day One. The Kīlauea Visitor Center's lānai is transformed into a fun and festive workshop of Hawaiian arts and crafts! Join Sam and Edna Baldado to learn about kalo and its many uses; Ab and Pua Valencia will share the art of traditional lei making; singer/songwriter Rupert Tripp entertains; Vi Makuakāne demonstrates the intricate art of feather work; and park ranger Adrian Boone and volunteer Ed Shiinoki help visitors create and play the Hawaiian nose flute. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
"More is Merrier." Merrie Monarch Festival Cultural Practitioners, Day Two. The Kīlauea Visitor Center's lānai again becomes a lively and interactive studio of Hawaiian arts and crafts! Join Lehua Hauanio for traditional lei making techniques, while Ku'uleimomi Makuakane-Salāve'a shares the art of kapa making. Helene Hayselden demonstrates the art of making a feather kāhili - a symbol of royalty; award-winning musician Kenneth Makuakāne performs; and park ranger Adrian Boone and volunteer Ed Shiinoki help visitors create and play the Hawaiian nose flute. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
Looking for Lava in all the Wrong Places-and Finding it in Some. Most eruptions and intrusions at Kīlauea take place within the summit caldera or the two rift zones. Some, however, occur elsewhere or have trends not readily explainable by this standard model. Though unusual, these eruptions and intrusions tell us much about the internal plumbing of Kīlauea and its evolution during the past tens of thousands of years. HVO geologist Don Swanson elaborates on this theme in a partly factual, partly speculative, broadly based alternative view of Kīlauea. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.