Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for December 2016

A park ranger points out paintings inspired by the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service
A park ranger points out paintings inspired by the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service

NPS Photo/Sami Steinkamp

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News Release Date: November 18, 2016

Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs Specialist, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in December. 

All ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply for programs in the park. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:



 
Artist and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ranger Diana Miller's painting, "Lava Comes to Life on the Coastal Plain" is on display at the Hawai‘i Nei Art Exhibit
Artist and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ranger Diana Miller's painting, "Lava Comes to Life on the Coastal Plain" is on display at the Hawai‘i Nei Art Exhibit  and won an honorable mention.

NPS Photo/Sami Steinkamp

Hawai‘i Nei Saturday. Come “Find Your Park” in Hilo and enjoy artwork that celebrates the native plants and animals of the five national parks on Hawai‘i Island, and the human connection to these special places. The “National Parks Preserving Pilina” category celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and features artwork from talented Hawai‘i Island artists, including a painting titled “Lava Coming to Life on the Coastal Plain,” by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ranger Diana Miller! Hawai‘i Nei is an annual juried art show that is not to be missed. Visit www.hawaiineiartcontest.org for more information. Free.
When: Sat., Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Wailoa Center, 200 Piopio Street, Hilo
 
Nyiragongo volcano and lava lake in Virunga National Park
Nyiragongo volcano and lava lake in Virunga National Park

Courtesy photo

Gorillas, Volcanoes and World Heritage of Virunga National Park. Founded in 1925, Virunga National Park became the first national park on the continent of Africa. Join travel writer and Virunga advocate, Kimberly Krusel, as she takes us on a virtual visit to what has been called “the most biologically significant park in Africa.” Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
Kapa making
Kapa making

NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

Kapa Making. Feel the unique texture and beautiful designs of Hawaiian bark cloth created by skilled practitioner Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell. Kapa is the traditional cloth used by native Hawaiians for clothing. Kupu kapa, the skill of creating kapa, is rarely seen today and requires years of practice and labor to master. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
 
Soldiers outside Building 34 in Kīlauea Military Camp during the 1940s
Soldiers outside Building 34 in Kīlauea Military Camp during the 1940s

Photo courtesy of Kīlauea Military Camp

After Dark in the Park: Kīlauea Military Camp, Once a Detainment Camp. Most people are unaware that Kīlauea Military Camp in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was used as a Japanese detainment camp during World War II. Park Archeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura will discuss the experience and subsequent detention of Japanese-Americans here following the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The last After Dark in the Park Centennial series presentation of 2016! Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Centennial Hike: Kīlauea Military Camp. Park staff will lead a revealing walk through Kīlauea Military Camp, used as a Japanese detainment camp during World War II. About an hour. Free.
When: Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at the flagpole at Kīlauea Military Camp
 
Park ranger demonstrates feather kāhili making, offered at this month's Kahuku ‘Ohana Day
Park ranger demonstrates feather kāhili making, offered at this month's Kahuku ‘Ohana Day

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Kahuku ‘Ohana Day. Calling keiki 17 and younger and their families to journey into the past on the new Pu‘u Kahuku Trail in the Kahuku Unit in Ka‘ū. Create your own piece of Hawaiian featherwork on this day of fun and discovery. Call (808) 985-6019 to register by December 2. Bring lunch, snacks, a reusable water bottle, water sunscreen, hat, long pants and shoes. Sponsored by the park and the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Enter the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Free.
When: Sat., Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Register by Dec. 2.
Where: Kahuku Unit
 
Rocky Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park
Rocky Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park

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Find Your Park on the Big Screen: Acadia National Park. Acadia and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Parks are thousands of miles apart, but they have much in common. Both parks turned 100 this year, and both are on islands defined by their indigenous host cultures, fascinating geology, and intriguing biodiversity. Learn about Maine’s iconic national park in the new film, “A Second Century of Stewardship: Science Behind the Scenery in Acadia National Park,” by filmmaker David Shaw. Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
Courtesy photo of musician Kenneth Makuakāne
Courtesy photo of musician Kenneth Makuakāne
Kenneth Makuakāne in Concert. Enjoy the melodies of multiple award-winning artist Kenneth Makuakāne. His accolades include 15 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and six Big Island Music Awards. A prolific songwriter, Kenneth’s compositions have bene recorded by artists such as The Brothers Cazimero, Nā Leo Pilimehana, and many more. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
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Last updated: November 21, 2016

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