Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is only 30 Minutes from Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast:
Hawai‘i National Park, HI – 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 December. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumCoral Road: The Poetry of Garrett Hongo. Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems continues his literary explorations into the history of the impermanent homeland his immigrant ancestors found in Hawai‘i. Join the Volcano native and acclaimed poet for an intimate, exhilarating, and soul-searching evening. Copies of Coral Road will be available for sale, and the author will sign copies upon request. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumThe Kuahiwis Live in Concert. Back by popular demand, the Kuahiwis bring their special blend of Hawaiian music, hula, and family deeply rooted in the volcanic soil of Hawai‘i. Join T.R. Ireland, Kiliona Young, and Grant Ka‘au‘a as they blend classic songs of their upbringing with modern rhythms and melodies of today. Copies of their award-winning CD, Hawaiian Music, will be available for sale. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānaiKalo. Join Sam and Edna Buldado as they share their knowledge and cultural uses of the kalo (taro) plant. Kalo is highly significant to Hawaiians, and is used for many things, including food, medicine, glue, and dyes. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Tues., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. (auditorium opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumJohn Keawe Live in Concert. Award-winning slack-key (kīhō‘alu) guitarist, composer and recording artist, John Keawe, brings his warm, original style of music to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for the holidays. His wife Hope provides moving interpretations of his music with her graceful hula. This program is expected to be well attended, so come early for seating. John’s CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (auditorium opens at 6:15 p.m.)
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumHula and Mele with Haunani’s Hula Expressions. Come sing along to your favorite Hawaiian melodies with this award-winning group of lively elders (kūpuna) who sing and dance hula to the sweet sound of hapa haole music, and make all of their own costumes and lei. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” series of cultural programs. Free.
When: Wed., Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai‘Ukulele with Oral Abihai. Join Oral Abihai as he shares his passion for making ‘ukulele from discarded or naturally fallen pieces of wood. Learning only several years ago in Lahaina from Kenny Potts, he has since made more than 50 ‘ukulele. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.