MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATION
PRINCE LOT HULA FESTIVAL XXXVIII
The Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club
Founded in 1954 by the graduates of Kamehameha School for Boys, the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club is being revitalized under the direction of Aaron Mahi, former Band Master of the Royal Hawaiian Band. The glee club preserves the Hawaiian choral musical traditions of the Kamehameha Schools begun in 1891 when noted composer Charles E. King was a student. The group has sung with the Honolulu Symphony and on the Neighbor Islands. For information, please call Mel Soong at (808) 542-7869.
The glee club will perform Aloha Moanalua, a special mele (song) composed by Director Mahi to honor the wahi pana (sacred place) of Moanalua. 8:30 to 9 am, Pā hula.
Royal Order of Kamehameha I
Lot Kapuaiwa, His Majesty King Kamehameha V, created the Royal Order of Kamehameha I on April 11, 1865 to honor his grandfather Kamehameha I for his leadership, skill, passion for his people, and to defend the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i.
After the overthrow of Her Majesty Queen Lili‘uokalani, the Provisional government declared the Royal Order of Kamehameha I a threat. The Order went underground until 1903 when His Royal Highness Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaole led a torchlight ceremony around the statue of Kamehameha I and declared in public the restoration of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. At the same time, Prince Kūhiō announced the reorganization of the Hawaiian Royal Societies and created the Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
Today, Chiefs from Hawai‘i Chapters 1 and 8 and Na Wāhine Hui O Kamehameha 1 pay homage to Lot Kupuaiwa as their founder and Ali‘i in a special tribute. 9 am, Pā hula.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Learn about the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ new intiatives. Representatives will be on-hand to answer your questions and update you on the latest OHA programs. Near the Kamehameha V Summer Cottage.
Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is proud to welcome OHA back as a major festival sponsor. Mahalo a nui loa!
Save on Books, DVDs and Games from Kamehameha Publishing
Visit the Kamehameha Publishing booth for fun and savings on some of your favorite Hawaiian books, DVDs and games! Great discounts, a chance to spin the prize wheel, keiki coloring activity and more. E hele mai! Near the Kamehameha V Summer Cottage.
Improve The Well-Being of The Entire ‘Ohana with The Queen’s Medical Center
Come meet the staff from The Queen’s Medical Center and engage in free health screenings and wellness tips for a happy, healthy life! Discover simple ways to improve your well-being and quality of life. Get the entire ‘ohana involved in taking this step toward living your best life. Near the Kamehameha V Summer Cottage.
‘Ōlelo Community Television
`Ōlelo Community Media is proud to help preserve and share our rich island heritage by broadcasting this year’s Prince Lot Hula Festival live, in its entirety, on both Saturday and Sunday. Please stop by the ‘Ōlelo booth for rebroadcast dates and to learn more about how you can get involved with creating your own program for airing on ‘Ōlelo’s television channels 49, 53, 54 and 55. Because when our voices thrive, so do our communities! Near the ‘Ōlelo Mobile Van.
Meet our Representatives from Partners in Development
Members from Partners in Development Foundation, an organization which benefits Native Hawaiian families and keiki, are here to tell you all about “Hui Ho`omalu,” a program which includes recruitment and licensing of resource care givers for youth in foster care, as well as training and ongoing support services. Come visit their booth and learn more about foster care, adoption or volunteer opportunities that support these youth and families. Near handcrafters fair area.
Prince Lot Hula Festival T-shirts, Posters, Programs and Buttons
Stop by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) tent to purchase your 2015 Prince Lot Hula Festival t-shirt. Designed by Hawaiian artist Shannon Weaver, MGF’s festival tee is available in sizes small to triple extra large. A women’s style is also available. The stunning design depicts a chanter emerging from the wahi pana (sacred place) of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley. Price: $20 each. Beverage coolies are on sale for $2 each.
2015 Poster – Hang our beautiful festival art on your wall or give them as gifts, $10 each. Have them personally autographed by artist Shannon Weaver McKay at her crafters booth.
Support MGF by buying a festival button, $5, and program, $3, and sign up to become a member. Your donation will make a world of difference!
Supplies are limited. Stop at the MGF tent for great buys before you leave today! All proceeds go to help cover festival expenses. Near the Kamehameha V Summer Cottage.
Experience Traditional Hawaiian Crafts; Shop at our Handcrafters Fair
Don’t miss this opportunity to shop and view some of our most noted Hawaiian cultural practitioners at work creating pieces in the traditional Hawaiian manner. Come see and learn from the best masters of these arts. You will also find an array of handmade items Made in Hawai‘i, to collect, wear and enjoy. Delight your friends and family with these one-of-a-kind gifts.
- Kapa Making Moana K. M. Eisele
- Hawaiian Implements Kai Kompany Gordon Umi Kai
- Lauhala Weaving `Ulu Pono Designs Leina`ala Kai
- Lei Hulu (Feather Lei) Na Lima Mili Hulu Noeau Mele Chun
- Ki`i Maunalani Design Group, Inc. Keith & Daniel Kalani Maile
- Ipu Heke (gourd) Dexter Soares
- Lei making Martha’s Lei Stand Milan Chun and Hālau Hula Ka No`eau
- Artists of MAMo MAMo (Maoli Artists Month) Shannon Weaver McKay
- Poi Pounding Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona Kaniala Anthony and Hui
Handcrafter fair vendors and artisans, brought to you by Moanalua Gardens Foundation, will offer a variety of unique items from Hawaiian shell leis, to paintings, jewelry, quilt bags, koa pieces, textiles, casual wear, hula accessories, and more.
Taste the Flavors of Hawai‘i
Come taste the Flavors of Hawai‘i at our special “food court” in the gardens. We are pleased to have non-profit and community organizations, as well as local food vendors, serve some of the most onolicious kau kau (food) in the islands. Satisfy your palate and help support these worthy organizations, all at the same time.
- Haili’s Hawaiian Foods Hawaiian plates, Lau Lau, Kālua pig and more
- Moanalua Lions Club Kālua pig sliders, Spam musubi, shave ice and more
- Kazu’s Roast pork, Bento, beef stew,Teri meatballs
- Royal Hawaiian Hot Dogs Hot dogs, tropical smoothies, shave ice and more
- Kuuipo’s Snacks and Plate Lunches Guava ribs and chicken, spicy ahi bowls and more
- 808 Burgers Spam burgers, burgers, sausages, fries and more
- Buk Buk Kitchen BBQ, Teriyaki chicken, Spicy pork, and more
- Ono Pops Gourmet Popsicles with a Hawaiian twist
- Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle Locally made Popsicles
- Moanalua Gardens Snack Bar Iced drinks, Mango smoothies and post cards
- Mino`aka in a Jar Tropical fruit drinks in a mason jar
- Moe Joe’s Stir Crazy, LLC Bread puddings, brownies, butter mochi and more
- Everything Ono Dragon Shrimp Chips
- Leonard’s Bakery Wagon Fresh made malasadas
Meet our Cultural Practitioners
Mele Chun, Na Lima Mili Hulu Noeau – Feather Lei Making
Mele Chun has been practicing the ancient Hawaiian art of feather lei making for over forty years. Following in the footsteps of her mother and teacher, Paulette Kahalepuna, and her grandmother Mary Lou Kekuewa, Mele carries on the lei hulu legacy of her ohana. Watch her demonstrate this intricate art form and learn about her work to preserve this ancient tradition. Handcrafters fair area.
Moana K.M. Eisele – Kapa Making
See noted kapa practitioner, Moana K.M. Eisele demonstrate Hawaiian kapa making and kapa printing. Come meet Moana and her assistants, who will invite you to decorate washi paper with ‘ohe kapala, bamboo stamps. View her special display of kapa pieces custom made for a hula exhibition at the Merrie Monarch Festival. Handcrafters fair area.
Milan Chun – Martha’s Lei Stand – Lei Making
Watch expert lei maker Milan Chun, owner of Martha’s Lei Stand, and assistants from Hālau Hula Ka No`eau fashion lei and haku head bands from flowers and other materials. See the various lei styles of kui pololei, Hilo, hili, wili and humu papa. Purchase your own lei a’i or lei po’o (head garland) for a festive Hawaiian look. Kamehameha V Cottage area.
Leina`ala Kai, Ulu Pono Designs — Lauhala Weaving
A talented lauhala weaver, Leina`ala Kai of Ulu Pono Designs creates lauhala pieces in the traditional Hawaiian manner. See her weave a lauhala honu (turtle) and other items. Let her show you how to make a lauhala bracelet or star for a small fee of $3. Handcrafters fair area.
Gordon Umi Kai, Kai Kompany – Hawaiian Fish Hooks and Implements
Watch Gordon Umi Kai of the Kai Kompany create traditional Hawaiian fish hooks (Makau) from bone and a marlin dagger (Pahoa A`u). View his fine collection of handmade poi pounders, weapons, helmets and octopus lures fashioned from stone, wood and bone. Handcrafters fair area.
Dexter Soares – Ipu Heke Making
Meet Dexter Soares, here to demonstrate the traditional art of making ipu heke (hula gourd implements). A veteran craftsman, Dexter will have a display of custom made ipu heke for sale. Handcrafters fair area.
Keith Maile, Maunalani Design Group, Inc. – Hawaiian Ki`i and Implements
A master carver and cultural practitioner, Keith Maile and his son, Daniel Kalani, will be showing unique ki`i (wooden images) used in ancient Hawai`i. See their special collection of traditional Hawaiian umeke, rare Hawaiian woods, kupe`e (wristlets), makau (fish hooks), mea kaua (weapons) and ki`i punoho (pencil urchin carvings) and more. Handcrafters fair area.
Shannon Weaver McKay, Native Hawaiian Artist
Meet Native Hawaiian artist Shannon Weaver McKay, designer of this year’s Prince Lot Hula Festival logo. Shannon draws her inspiration from Hawaiian culture, our people and our ‘āina and is noted for her images of Hawaiian women. View her special collection of Hawaiian art. She will also sign posters of her beautiful Prince Lot Hula Festival art. Keiki activities also available. Handcrafters fair area.
Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona — Traditional Poi Pounding Demonstration
Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona will be offering “Kaholoku’i” an interactive kalo pounding workshop. We invite you to sign up for this interactive activity of cleaning kalo, pounding kalo into pa’i’ai and even mixing your own poi. What you make you take home to eat. All ingredients and tools will be provided by Mana Ai – Keiki $5, Adults $10. Proceeds go to help Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona perpetuate our kalo tradition. Under the trees opposite the lo‘i and koi pond.