July 2012 Hawaiian Cultural and 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 throughout July. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Virtual Seismology. Dr. Wes Thelen, seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will introduce new online tools available for the public to interpret earthquakes. With a basic understanding of the available tools, individuals will be able to explore both tectonic and volcanic seismicity in Hawai'i and around the world.Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Hawai'i's Bird Pollinators: A Love Story. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the park's designation as a World Heritage Site. As part of our ongoing celebration, Professor Jonathan Price of the University of Hawai'i-Hilo, explains the connection between Hawai'i's native endemic birds and ancient flowers. This spellbinding program reveals a love story in one of the most isolated forests on earth. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
NPS Photo/Jay Robinson
32nd Annual Cultural Festival. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park hosts its 32nd Annual Cultural Festival! This annual, one-day gala event is a popular one, with anticipated attendance of 5,000 visitors. This year, the cultural festival promotes the importance and understanding of hula kahiko, traditional arts and crafts, and contemporary Hawaiian music. Featured hula hālau include: Keiki o Hālau o Kekuhi; Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū; Hālau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani; and Hālau Ha'a Kea o Kinohi. Musical entertainers include the band Mānailehua and Aunty Diana Aki. This is a fee-free day!
Courtesy of Hilo One
An Evening of Music with Hilo One. Come enjoy the Hawaiian music of entertainers R. Likeke Teanio (lead guitar, 'ukulele and vocals), Aaron Agres (electric upright bass, vocals), and Kahele Miura (acoustic 12-string rhythm guitar, vocals), as they regale the audience with their astonishing instrumentation and vocals. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
Courtesy of Roberta H. Muller
Hawaiian Quilting: Stitching a Legacy. Roberta H. Muller leaned the art of Hawaiian quilting literally at her grandmother Theresa Iseke Quinn's feet. Today, Roberta is widely recognized for her skillful work on many large quilts in the traditional Hawaiian style, and for teaching and sharing this wonderful craft. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Ki'i Pōhaku. Join Park Ranger Jaeneise Cuison as she demonstrates the art of ki'i pōhaku, or carving into rock. Simply watch and learn, or join in and make your own ki'i pōhaku to take home. Fun and easy for all ages. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
Did You Know?
Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).