HVNP: Cen­turies-old foot­prints, mu­sic beckon

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - ISLAND BEAT -

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

Lau Hala

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

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