1st one I posted yesterday but I'm just reposting in case somebody didn't make it all the way to the end. This one's for the music lovers. It's this coming Saturday, May 3rd, at 3 PM at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The Mālama Honua Showcase includes music and dance from all over the Pacific, plus some Native American performers, all performed by NYC locals - should be a great afternoon. Click here for details.
In mid-May, Nainoa Thompson, the president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Lead Navigator of the Hōkūle`a, will be visiting NYC, along with other members of the PVS and educators from Hawai'i. There will be 2 events on May 16th.
The first one is for educators. The Worldwide Voyage Educator Institute will be held from 1 to 5 at NYU, at it sounds so interesting it almost makes me wish I was a teacher (although I know that teaching is a hard and often thankless profession). Click here for more info.
The second is in the evening. This one's a cocktail reception fundraiser at the Harvard Club, and this one's for anyone who's interested in meeting Nainoa, learning more about the PVS, vessel, and the voyage, and lending financial support to the NYC visit. Click here for details.
I'll close with a message from Hālawai for any individual or organization that might like to join in on the preparations:
Hālāwai is leading the planning in the greater New York area to prepare for the arrival of Hōkūle`a, including outreach to Native Americans and other groups and to schools on all levels and other institutions of scientific learning and culture so that we can help fulfill the mission of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. We have various committees who are focused on the major efforts and who have begun planning! If you are interested in joining us, particularly if you would like to work on a committee or can help us with outreach, please let us know via our contact page.
Image from the UH Windward Community College Ka Ohana