HVNP: Centuries-old footprints, music beckon
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the public throughout 2017.
ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but entrance fees apply.
Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:
Footprints in the Ash
Hawaiians once traversed Kilauea on foot to travel between Puna and Ka‘u, and during the 18th century, explosions from the volcano rained volcanic ash down on the people, preserving their footprints in the sands of “Keonehelelei.”
Park Ranger Jay Robinson discusses new interpretive displays in the Ka‘u Desert and explains what we know today about the impact of these explosive eruptions on native society.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ After Dark in the Park series. Free. When: 7 p.m. Oct. 17 Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium
Mark Yamanaka in Concert
Join local recording artist Mark Yamanaka for a free concert. Yamanaka has received multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards since the debut of his first album, “Lei Puakenikeni.”
His next album, “Lei Maile,” also received critical acclaim. Yamanaka’s crisp, clear falsetto and rich baritone voice will mesmerize you.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ongoing Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) presentations. Free.
When: 6:308 p.m. Oct. 18
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium
Join park staff and learn one of the great traditional arts of Hawaii, ulana lau hala. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful and beautiful items for centuries.
Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own piece of lau hala art. Part of Hawaii Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work) workshops. Free.
When: 10 a.m.noon Oct. 25
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai