‘Ike Hana No‘eau & Nā Leo Manu Programs

Lei Wili Making
Lei Wili Making

NPS/Jay Robinson

 

ʻIke Hana Noʻeau - "Experience the Skillful Work"
E komo mai
...come join the island's practitioners as they share the arts and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Nā Leo Manu - "Heavenly Voices"
Nā Leo Manu is an evening concert series of free Hawaiian music featuring the finest musicians and halāu.

Childrens Programs
Such as 'Ohana Day and Junior Ranger Day

 

 
Mark Yamanaka performs on October 18, 2017

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Mark Yamanaka

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Join local recording artist Mark Yamanaka, who has been nominated and awarded multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards since the debut of his first album, Lei Puakenikeni. His next album, Lei Maile has also received critical acclaim. His crisp, clear falsetto and rich baritone will mesmerize you.
 

 
Making Pala‘ie

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work - At Kahuku

Pala‘ie

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kahuku Unit Contact Station
Hwy 11 between mile markers 70 & 71


Create your own traditional Hawaiian game made of natural materials. Pala‘ie is a ball and hoop game rarely encountered in modern Hawai‘i. It is sometimes played by children while chanting ancient songs.
 

 
Kahuku ‘Ohana Day on October 21, 2017

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Calling kids age 17 and under for a day of fun and discovery at Kahuku Unit, Ka‘ū.

Save the forest! We will collect seeds to help rangers grow native trees to bring new life to Kahuku!

Aunty Ka‘ohu Monfort is a practitioner of lā‘au lapa‘au (Hawaiian herbal medicine). Learn about the hidden power the plants around us have to help keep us healthy!

Kids 17 and under, and their families, must sign up by October 13 to participate. Call 808-985-6019. Bring water, lunch and snacks, sunscreen, ball cap, long pants, shoes and a reusable water bottle. Kahuku is located between the 70 and 71 mile markers off Highway 11.
 

 
Lau Hala Demonstration

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Lau Hala

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Join park staff in learning one of the great traditional arts of Hawai‘i, ulana lau hala. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful and beautiful items for centuries. Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own small piece of lau hala art!
 

 
Lau Hala Demonstration

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Lau Hala

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Discover the skill of weaving lau hala with practitioners from ‘Aha Pūhala o Puna. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful and beautiful items for centuries. Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own small piece of lau hala art!
 

 
Hālau o Akaunu performing during the 2016 Centennial of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Hālau O Akaunu

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Come and witness the amazing ‘aiha‘a style of hula born from this volcanic landscape. Akaunu is a hālau hula based in Hilo, Hawai‘i, under the instruction of Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua. Hula is an expression of our environment through our bodies, and the dancers of Akaunu strive to perpetuate traditions passed down from Hālau o Kekuhi.
 

 
Lau Hala Demonstration

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work - At Kahuku

Lau Hala

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kahuku Unit Contact Station
Hwy 11 between mile markers 70 & 71


Join park staff in learning one of the great traditional arts of Hawai‘i, ulana lau hala. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful and beautiful items for centuries. Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own small piece of lau hala art!
 

 
A small kāhaili pa‘a lima

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Kahili

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Create your own small kāhili pa‘a lima, a hand-held kāhili. Kāhili are a form of Hawaiian featherwork that traditionally acknowledged a person’s status, and genealogy, and offered spiritual protection. They are beautiful examples of Hawaiian art.
 

Last updated: October 18, 2017

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