Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happening: Hōkūleʻa Visits NYC

"After sailing 26,000 nautical miles from Hawaiʻi, traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is scheduled to arrive in New York City as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines. So far, crew members have connected with over 45,000 people in communities across the South Pacific, Tasman Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea including Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Indonesia, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Cuba. Navigating using the stars, clouds, ocean swells and other natural patterns, the crew will cover more than 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and 27 nations once the voyage ends in June 2017. "

WHAT: Interview and photo opportunities of landing of traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a in New York City. The free event will feature cultural performances by Native American tribes and hula hālau (troupes) from Hawai`i and New York. 

WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

8:00 am Chant prayers of blessing prior to canoe arrival 
8:30-9:00 am Hōkūleʻa approaches North Cove Marina on the Hudson River
9:30 am Hōkūleʻa enters and docks at North Cove Marina
10:00-11:00 am Welcome by Native American tribes
11:00-11:30 am Chant of entry and remarks by Polynesian Voyaging Society
11:30am-Noon Welcome by Hawaiʻi and New York Officials Noon End of Ceremony— Opportunities for interviews with crew members
12:30-3:00 pm Performances by hula hālau (troupes) and Native American tribes 

WHERE: North Cove Marina, 385 South End Ave., Battery Park City, Manhattan 

WHY: Hōkūle‘a is scheduled to make a two-week stop in New York City to share the mission of the Voyage during free canoe tours and educational outreach programs. The canoe and crewmembers will also participate in the United Nations World Oceans Day, June 8, when master navigator Nainoa Thompson will share highlights of the Voyage and his first-hand observations on the state of the earth’s oceans. Hōkūle‘a’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage presented by Hawaiian Airlines is bringing attention to the critical need to protect the Earth’s natural resources by connecting with cultures and communities, sharing island wisdom and discovering environmental and indigenous stories of hope around the world. For the latest schedule, visit www.hokulea.com.

"Hōkūleʻa will sail to New York City, where she will be a focal point at World Oceans Day events hosted by the United Nations on June 8, 2016. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. While in New York City, Hōkūleʻa will also participate in the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge, which is the east coast’s largest Pacific Islands festival and one of the world’s most competitive outrigger races. Hōkūleʻa is expected to depart New York City on June 18, for several engagements in the New England area."

Check out the amazing story of this crazy here... And this! Tuesday, June 7th at 7PM! Special Screening of The Legend of Eddie Aikau and talking Story with his Brother Solomon Aikau at Syndicated, in Bushwhick, Brooklyn. For all of you who love surfing and hawaiian culture, this event is not to be missed! You don't get too many opportunities to meet an Aikau! The late great Eddie Aikau's brother Solomon will be in attendance to talk story, share the knowledge of his brother and the Hokulea! Get on it! Tickets are on sale! http://syndicatedbk.com/event/hawaiian-the-legend-of-eddie-aikau/

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