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Pounders Restaurant announces changes fo...

Changes have come to Pounders Restaurant, and we want to share the news! Hukilau Marketplace announces our new Chef, President (Prez) T. Galeaˈi and General Manager, Dede Alo. We were able to sit down with each of them and learn more about their unique perspectives along with their vision for Pounders in the coming year:   Introducting Chef Prez Galeai and General Manager Dede Alo   President Tafilisaunoa Galea’i, rang in 2020 with a big announcement. He is the new Pounders Restaurant Executive Chef! He is excited to bring his 20+ years’ experience in the food...
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Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace, 20...

JOIN US FOR a fun-filled FAMILY CHRISTMAS at the HUKILAU MARKETPLACE Join the Polynesian Cultural Center for our annual Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace and enjoy lots of fun for you and your family. This year promises to provide lots of entertainment, food, and our popular SNOW DAY and are designed to let bring the spirit of Christmas alive on the North Shore!     Along with our Snow Day, your family can enjoy Keiki Train Rides and our Marketplace Scavenger Hunt with prizes! We will also have live music and entertainment, as well as a live Nativity, Selfies...
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Polynesian Cultural Center’s hoike...

‘100 years of blessings, 100 years of joy’ Many people know that hula motions and even entire performances have meaning and tell stories, but they may not realize some of the stories portrayed actually reflect current lives and events. That’s why Pomaikai Krueger, the Polynesian Cultural Center’s (PCC) kumu hula, or hula master, recently felt inspired to compile and share the performance of A Light On A Hill, as part of the free hour-long hoike, or tribute, of hula and songs.. Krueger performed with members of the PCC’s own Hui Hooulu Aloha halau (a group comprised of...
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Polynesian Cultural Center hosts holiday...

Amid the trumpeting of conch shells, Hawaiian chanting and Tahitian dancing, representatives from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and four local charities unveiled two “giving machines” in the Center’s Hukilau Marketplace on November 19, 2019, in time for the holiday season. They will remain in place through January 1, 2020. First time in Hawaii “This is the first time the Church has placed Giving Machines in Hawaii,” said Wailana Kamauu, a Church public affairs spokesman. He explained the “Giving Machines...
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Dressing for Paradise

Planning your trip to paradise includes dressing the part too! Polynesia’s rich culture and history have inspired all aspects of life on the islands, especially fashion. As Hawaii’s number one paid attraction and cultural hotspot, The Polynesian Cultural Center and the adjoining Hukilau Marketplace are the perfect place to learn about the beautiful designs and styles that are deeply rooted in tradition and heritage. Today, the beautiful colors and ornamentation of the indigenous Polynesians live on in modern-day styles such as sundresses, jewelry, and most commonly...
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Hawaii 2019 Global Breadfruit Summit beg...

To Register for the 2019 Global Breadfruit Summit, CLICK HERE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PACIFIC BUSINESS CENTER PROGRAM HAWAII 2019 GLOBAL BREADFRUIT SUMMIT: THE ROAD TO DUBAI, 2020 WORLD EXPOSITION PACIFIC MICRO SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES OCTOBER 14-17, 2019   POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER & COURTYARD OAHU NORTH SHORE MARRIOTT VENUE ENGAGING WITH HUMILITY, EMBRACING WITH RESPECT AND SUSTAINING WITH ALOHA   DAY I OCTOBER 14 Opening exercises will be held in the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Pacific Theater 8:55 am WELCOMING OLI: led by KAHU DR. FRAN PALAMA...
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The Polynesian Cultural Center pays homa...

We pay tribute to the late William H. Cravens (1941-2019), who served as the on-site leader at the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) from 1975 to 1983, and during that time became our first Polynesian president. A brief biography  President Cravens, or Bill as many around here called him, was born on July 7, 1941, in Vallejo, California (his other seven siblings were born in Honolulu), and died on September 2 in San Diego. His mother, Noanoa Soliai, was the daughter of Pinemua Soliai, a paramount chief in American Samoa. His father, Jack Cravens from Missouri, was a career...
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2019 Moanikeala Hula Festival – a ...

  People all over the world love Hawaiian hula dancing, and serious hula dancers have much respect for their kumu (teachers). Haumana or students join halau (schools) based on the styles, traditions and reputation of the kumu. In Hawaii, it’s common for some haumana to remain in the same halau for years, ranging from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders). Hula knowledge is traditionally passed down over years of rigorous training and performances. Kumu learned the same way from their kumu— who might be someone in their own family lines. Even if not, kumu often trace...