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HVNP, After Dark in the Park (April)

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April.

To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 51st anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 23-25.

All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association.

Adventures in the Philippines

Experience the Philippines through the eyes of Ranger Adrian Boone, who visited last November as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on the island nation. His travels included several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the 2,000-year-old Banaue Rice Terraces and Puerta Princesa Subterranean River National Park. He explored the hanging coffins of Sagada, the limestone caves of Sumaguing, northern Luzon, Manila, the ancient Spanish city Vigan in Ilocos Sur, and much more.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs.
When: Tuesday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Earthquake Storms: The Past & Present of the San Andreas Fault

Dr. John Dvorak explains the San Andreas Fault: what it is, where it is, and how it works. His new book, Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault will be available for sale, and it explains how the recent seismic lull in could result in an “earthquake storm” of large earthquakes. Dr. Dvorak studied volcanoes and earthquakes for the U.S. Geological Survey, taught at the University of Hawaii, and has written numerous cover articles for scientific publications.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs.
When: Tuesday, April 22, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Events Honoring the Merrie Monarch Festival. The park will offer nearly a dozen cultural programs to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival, from April 23-25. All of these programs are part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing Ike Hana Noeau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

Check the park website to print posters of these and other events at: www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit…

Kalo Demonstration

Join Edna and Sam Baldado as they share the cultural uses of kalo, or taro plant. See how each plant is identified by its leaf, steam, corm, color, and shape. Discover the hundreds of varieties of kalo in Hawaii, and how kalo was used for food, medicine, glue, dyes, and much more.
When: Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Feather Kahili Workshop

Helene Hayselden will demonstrate the art of making a feather kahili, a symbol of royalty. Watch or join in and make your kāhili to take home.
When: Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Music by Rupert Tripp, Jr.

Enjoy the beautiful music and voice of singer, songwriter, and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee, Rupert Tripp, Jr.
When: Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Laau Lapau

Kaohu Monfort shares her knowledge and love of the island’s native plants. Learn how her passion for plants and the Hawaiian culture are used to heal and nourish. See and touch a variety of medicinal plants, including kukui, olena, hauowi, noni, ki, and guava.
When: Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Feather Work

Watch Vi Makuakane demonstrate the intricate art of feather work. Thousands of feathers are sorted, graded, trimmed, and sewn to a base. The result is a beautiful lei hulu, or feather lei.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Kenneth Makuakane.

This multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer will play original songs from his solo albums and compositions.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Ohe Kapala

Ohe kapala, or bamboo stamps, are used to create distinct designs for traditional Hawaiian kapa. Join Keiko Mercado as she demonstrates how ohe (bamboo) are carved into beautiful designs and how they are used. There will be samples and a hands-on opportunity to learn this Hawaiian art form.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Lei Making

Patricia Kaula will demonstrate different styles of lei making: hilo, haku, hili and Kui. Lei is used for everything from blessing crops, adornments for hula dancers, healing and sacred rituals, to show royal status or rank, honor guests, as peace offerings, to celebrating a birth.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Robert Cazimero Book Signing

Robert Cazimero, a highly regarded and respected kumu hula, will sign the latest edition of Men of Hula, which will be available for sale. This 2011 edition by award-winning author Benton Sen chronicles how the hula teacher and Na Halau Kamalei shattered the stereotypical image of hula (girls in grass skirts and coconut bras) by revitalizing the masculine aspects of the ancient dance.
When: Thursday, April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center

Kapa Demonstration

Kapa maker Kuuleimomi Makuakane-Salavea shares the art of kapa making. See how the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree is beaten into cloth.
When: Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Ulana Lauhala

Members of Aha Puhala o Puna perpetuate the ancient art of lauhala weaving. Observe this art form and learn to weave your own lauhala star from the leaves of the hala, or pandanus tree.
When: Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

Music by Lito Arkangel

Listen to music by Lito Arkangel, one of Hawaii Island’s most popular entertainers, as he plays his original compositions and Hawaiian favorites.
When: Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai

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