Hōkūleʻa. Photo courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

 

Hōkūleʻa, a double-hulled canoe from Hawaii that has been sailing around the world will make a stop in New York City this June. Made without modern instruments in the traditional Hawaiian style, this vessel’s crew navigates using our sun, moon and stars.

Hōkūleʻa’s worldwide voyage. Image courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

 

Hōkūleʻa is on a 4-year long journey to promote sustainability and indigenous peoples around the globe. You can track her voyage here.

Arriving June 5th to welcome celebrations on the Hudson River, Hōkūleʻa will be open for onboard ship tours (schedule to be determined) during her visit to NYC.

Hōkūle`a. Photo by HongKongHuey (CC 2.0)

 

She will take part in World Oceans Day on June 8th at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, before heading to Pier 26 in TriBeCa for the Liberty Challenge June 11th. Hōkūleʻa’s stay in the city culminates in a community outreach event on Governor’s Island June 16-18.

For more information about Hōkūleʻa’s and her mission, visit the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s website here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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