Hōkūleʻa and her crew welcome the public to tour the canoe and participate in educational programming during the Liberty Festival on June 11th from 10 am to 5 pm at Pier 26, Hudson River Park. The free festival is part of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge that hosts one of the most competitive outrigger canoe races in the world. It also features performers and artisans who showcase the artistry and traditions of the Pacific Islands.
The Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge is the East Coast’s largest Pacific Islands festival. This year the public festival is expected to draw 10,000 New Yorkers to the waterfront for a day of live entertainment, food and family activities.
The June 11th event will also be the most competitive race field in the event’s history, with teams expected from Europe, Asia, the Pacific region and throughout the Americas. Visit www.libertyoutrigger.com for more information.
The next week for Hokulea looks like this:
June 12: Canoe Tours at North Cove Marina, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 13: Canoe Tours at North Cove Marina, 1 – 4 p.m.
June 16-18: Community Outreach at Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor
Late June/July: New England Area
More at http://www.hokulea.com/