Hawaii is Coming to Manhattan’s Pier 26 on Jun. 11

by | Jun 6, 2016 | Culture, Dining, Downtown News, Entertainment, Events, Family, Health & Fitness, Music, Travel


Downtown New York City has always been a hotbed for all of the best restaurants, exciting events and latest trends of 2016. Down here, no two weekends are ever the same. But if you’ve always wanted to take a trip to Hawaii and haven’t had the time or the funds, you are in luck — on June 11 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Hawaii is coming to Lower Manhattan.

Lower Manhattan is kicking off this summer at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 for a Hawaiian-themed festival and luau packed with Polynesian music and dance, food trucks, and a beer garden. This comes in addition to plenty of hands-on activities for children including lei-making and storytelling.

As if that were not enough, the event will also include the world’s most competitive outrigger races. 550 athletes from Hawaii to France will race in a 15-mile course adjacent to the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty.unspecified-8

And there’s a chance to learn about the history of Hawaii and concepts near and dear to the Hawaiian culture. Present for the first time is Hokūle’a, the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s legendary canoe that has been sailing across the Earth’s oceans since 2013 to grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world.

The mission of Hokule‘a’s Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage, as sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, is to bring attention to the critical need to protect the Earth’s natural resources. After traveling to the Caribbean, Bali and in between, Hokule’a will arrive NYC and offer tours during the Liberty Challenge for attendees.

The festival runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm and the luau will be between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. This will give you plenty of time to come by and enjoy great fun and adventure with our Downtown team. We look forward to seeing you there!unspecified-3unspecified-4

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