Since 1994, our goal has been to educate the general public about Hawai'i, its people, traditional customs, values, and protocols. We do this through our workshops, cultural events, and our hula hālau: Hālau 'o Keikiali'i.
The Resource Center & Library
Through your support, the new Resource Center & Library building was completed in late 2006. It will house collected books, recordings, articles and art on Hawaiian language, culture and history.
[Currently, access to the Resource Center is by appointment only]
Lei Making, Hula, Ukulele, Language, Mele (Music), Oli (chant), Implement Making, Native Plants, Land Cultivation, History, Lole (clothing), Native Foods and more.
On-Going Annual Events
- Annual Lu'au: Music, Dance, Food, Arts/Crafts, Games, Auction
- Film Festival: featuring Hawaiian based films, short stories,
documentaries and movies
- Art Show: A viewing of paintings, artifacts and artwork by Halau `o
Keikiali`i and friends
- Lei Contest/Auction: A judged event with beautiful leis and prizes
- Kaliko Keiki Camp: 1 week daytime camp for children 6-12 to learn
lei making, language, history, dance, music, cultivation/planting,
- Makahiki Ceremony: Closing of the harvest season
- 'Aha Hula 'o Kapalakiko: An annual hula gathering featuring
classes with different Kumu Hula of the Bay Area
Coming in 2006
APOP Hawaiian Cultural Center Resource Center: Our resource center will be a place to research history, language, mele (songs), Oli (chants), hula (dances), genealogy, and more. We are in the process of collecting Hawaiian books, music, videos and more.
Hula on the Mainland - Radio Interview
This is a radio interview with Kumu Kawika by Ceil Muller, August 2004. The segment provides some good information about the Hawaii and the Cultural Center. (You'll need Real Player to listen.) Link: Radio Interview