Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park June 2012 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 & After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout June. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:
'Ike Kū'oko'a: Liberating Knowledge. More than 100 Hawaiian language newspapers were printed from 1834 to 1948, possibly the largest native-language cache in the western world. The papers were a repository of knowledge, opinion, and the historical progress of Hawaii, yet only two percent of the cache was readily available to the public. 'Ike Kū'oko'a is an effort to open up the resource to all. Join Puakea Nogelmeier as he describes the exciting project, and how you can get involved. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Kenneth Makuakāne Live in Concert. Join 12-time Nā Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Kenneth Makuakāne as he shares songs from his latest albums, The Dash, White Bath Tub, Makuakāne, and other compositions. A prolific songwriter, his songs are performed at the Merrie Monarch Festival and his music is featured on the soundtracks for motion pictures including Honeymoon in Las Vegas and Parent Trap in Paradise. Kenneth is widely recognized as an innovator in Hawaiian music and has more than 100 albums to his producing credit. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
Kai Ho'opi'i, An Evening of Hawaiian Music. Listen to the sweet voice of Kai Ho'opi'i, sharing the music of his ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Kai Ho'opi'i is an Aloha Festivals Hawaiian falsetto contest winner. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
Hawai'i Island: In the Line of Fire! Increased drought, development near wilderness areas, an influx of invasive vegetation, and human-caused ignitions, all create hazardous conditions and place many human and ecological communities at risk for wildfire. The Hawai'i Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) works collaboratively with agencies, landowners, communities and researchers to plan and implement projects to reduce the risks and impact of wildfires. HWMO Executive Director Elizabeth Pickett shows what residents and communities can do to prepare their families and protect their homes from future wildfire events. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Feather Kāhili-Making. Join park rangers Keoki Wells and Jaeneise Cuison as they demonstrate the art of making a feather kāhili, a symbol of Hawaiian royalty. Simply watch and learn, or join in and make your own kāhili to take home. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. 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.