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Huilua Fishpond in Kahana Bay: Explore t...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up         The Huilua Fishpond, is an authentic example of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture. You will find the loko i’a (fishpond in Hawaiian) as you approach the south side of Kahana Bay. The parking just off the highway consists of just a handful of spaces. You will need to take a short walk to get to the ponds, but the effort will be well worth your time.   The pond is not currently in working condition but parts of the wall are still standing, like an ancient jigsaw puzzle left by...
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Panikeke: Round Pancakes, Samoan Style

  Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up    Click here to view our TASTE of POLYNESIA recipe video!   I’ve posted a lot of recipes in this blog for dinner and dessert items. Today, however, I’ll be switching gears a bit and talking about breakfast, the most important, and often most delicious part of the day. Few things compare to the lingering feeling of satisfaction that accompanies a good breakfast. Breakfast burritos, omelets, and French toast are all examples of the many foods that can be used to start a day...
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Antique pump organ still plays on at the...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     The Polynesian Cultural Center is the proud owner of an 1890 Estey Pump Organ, called a parlor organ. It is about 7.5 feet tall. Isn’t it magnificent? For many years Estey produced more pump organs in the USA than any other manufacturer in its day. This organ was donated and placed here when the Mission Chapel was built in 1984. Although lovingly cared for, it has experienced long periods of disrepair due to humidity, heat, bugs and mice.   The latest refurbish took almost a year to...
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Get ready for the new HUKI canoe celebra...

Coming this summer to the Polynesian Cultural Center – a grand new canoe celebration sure to both inspire and entertain. Huki: One ‘ohana sharing aloha will tell the story of how this magical corner of the world has become the showcase of our beautiful Polynesian culture. Huki is unique not only in the tale it shares, but in how it is presented. Live musicians set the tone while native performers present our epic story while dancing on large double hulled canoes upon a picturesque lagoon. The new show is powered by a rich cinematic sound system in high-definition...
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Hui Ho’oulu Aloha: PCC revives hula hala...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   When Hui Ho’oulu Aloha performed in the recent 28th annual Moanikeala Hula Festival on February 3, 2018, it was the first time in more than 20 years that the Polynesian Cultural Center’s own hula halau [school] had appeared in public. [Grammatical note: In English, we say hula halau; in Hawaiian, it’s halau hula.] PCC cultural performance specialist and kumu hula [hula teacher or master] Pomaika’i Krueger pointed out the historic origins of Hui Ho’oulu Aloha when he introduced the halau during...