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OUR KAKA‘AKO WELCOMES HŌKŪLE‘A VOYAGERS AT SALT AT OUR KAKA‘AKO DEDICATION, JUNE 17
KAKA‘AKO, HI (JUNE 12, 2017) – The legacies of Hōkūle‘a and Our Kaka‘ako will be honored on June 17. Our Kaka‘ako presents the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako Dedication Celebration: featuring Honolulu Night Market and the Polynesian Voyaging Society Hōkūle‘a Homecoming. This free, family-fun event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m.
Hōkūle‘a voyagers will take part in the event as the Polynesian Voyaging Society canoe returns that morning, after a three-year voyage around the world. Watch a special screening of highlights from Hōkūle‘a’s journey, in the courtyard at The Flats at Pu‘unui, located at 440 Keawe in Our Kakaʻako. Crew members will be on-site to take questions following the screening. Enjoy Disney’s acclaimed animated film “Moana” later that evening in the courtyard.
Throughout Our Kakaʻako, the celebration that dedicates SALT at Our Kakaʻako also brings entertainment, live music and more. Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Kupaoa, Waipuna, and Kapena, local favorites Kimie Miner and Taimane, and ukulele duo Honoka and Azita will perform at two stages within Our Kaka’ako
Acclaimed artists who helped create SALT at Our Kakaʻako’s unique look will also be honored, including Kamea Hadar, co-founder of POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi. Other artists include Matthew James, Matt and Roxy Ortiz and Santiago Otani.
Several SALT at Our Kakaʻako businesses are showing support for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, by donating part of their sales that night. Moku Kitchen is donating 2% of all dinner sales to PVS, from 5 to 10 p.m. 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons is donating 10% of service revenue to PVS, from 5 to 7 p.m. At Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the special “Kahiki” beer will be donated to PVS.
Our Kakaʻako also welcomes the return of Honolulu Night Market. Keawe and Auahi Streets will be closed off to feature a variety of favorite local food and retail vendors, live music, a fashion show by Rance China and more.
The celebration officially dedicates SALT at Our Kakaʻako, which has evolved as a community gathering place that features an exciting mix of retailers, restaurants and discoveries. Parking will be available at the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking structure, The Flats at Puʻunui (440 Keawe Street), and Waterfront Plaza (550 Ala Moana Boulevard). For more information, visit www.saltatkakaako.com.
Ala Moana Boulevard Stage
5:00 p.m. Kapena
6:30 p.m. SALT at Our Kakaʻako artists’ recognition
7:00 p.m. Waipuna
8:30 p.m. Kupaoa
Auahi Street Stage
5:00 p.m. Honoka & Azita with Heart and Soul
6:00 p.m. Taimane
7:00 p.m. Kimie Miner
8:00 p.m. Fashion show, by Rance China, featuring Ki’ele & S.I.E. Swimwear
8:30 p.m. DJ Mermaid
The Flats at Puʻunui Stage
7:00 p.m. Hōkūleʻa video highlights from the voyage
7:20 p.m. Hōkūleʻa Q&A
7:30 p.m. Kamehameha Schools cultural education
8:00 p.m. Disney movie screening of “Moana”
About SALT at Our Kaka‘ako
Named after the paʻakai (Hawaiian for “salt”) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of this area, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako is Honolulu’s innovative epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and events. Comprising 85,000 square feet of a dynamic mixture of local small business and national brands, SALT is an urban city block designed for exploration and engagement for retail, restaurants, and services. This groundbreaking gathering place in the heart of Our Kakaʻako is where new makers and new ideas converge.
Owned by Kamehameha Schools, revenues generated from SALT at Our Kakaʻako fund educational opportunities for more than 48,000 learners and caregivers annually through three campuses on the O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai'i island; 30 preschools statewide, literacy instruction and support in more than 200 public school classrooms; financial and educational support for 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools; and collaborations with 50 additional organizations throughout the state. www.saltatkakaako.com
About Our Kakaʻako
Our Kaka‘ako encompasses nine city blocks in the heart of Kaka‘ako centered around the arts, culture and creative hub on Auahi, Keawe and Coral streets. It’s an emerging epicenter for Hawai'i’s urban-island culture that is an incubator for a variety of artists, chefs, influencers and entrepreneurs. Rooted in Hawaiian cultural values, Our Kakaʻako is built on empowering creativity, cultivating innovation and building a truly unique, local community. www.ourkakaako.com
About Kamehameha Schools
Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter and last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I.
The mission of Kamehameha Schools is to improve the capability and well-being of Native Hawaiians. Kamehameha Schools achieves their mission by operating an educational system serving over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on Oʻahu, Maui and Hawai'i island. Income generated from its Hawai'i real estate and portfolio of diverse financial investments fund 96% of the Schools’ educational mission. www.ksbe.edu