Hōkūleʻa. Photo by Hong Kong Huey (CC 2.0)


Welcome Hōkūleʻa

Hōkūleʻa is in NYC through June 18, leading a campaign that advocates for our oceans and planet by highlighting modern and the traditional solutions practiced by cultures around the world.

Aboard Hōkūleʻa. Photo by Bytemarks (CC 2.0)


Hōkūleʻa is a traditionally built Polynesian voyaging canoe, currently on a three-year voyage around the world without the assist of modern technologies like compasses and GPS. Instead they are using a traditional technique called  “wayfinding” – by which you use the sun, moon and stars, to navigate.

Hokule’a. Photo by U.S. Department of the Interior (CC 2.0)


While here, Hōkūleʻa will participate in World Oceans Day on June 8, 2016, and in the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge June 11th. She has a full-schedule of events – from story-telling to canoe tours – it’s a once in a life-time experience not to be missed!



Hōkūleʻa’s NYC Schedule:

June 5: Arrival Ceremony at North Cove Marina, 8:30 am – 3 pm

June 6: Measuring the Elements: A Lecture by Lilikalā Kame’eleihiwa, 7-10 pm

June 7: An Evening with the Navigators of the Hōkūleʻa Worldwide Voyage, American Museum of Natural History, 7 – 9 pm

June 9: Canoe Tours at Gantry Plaza State Park, 10 am – 3 pm

– June 9: Hōkūleʻa Storytellers Evening at Patagonia SoHo, 7:30 – 9 pm

June 11: Liberty Challenge at Pier 26, 10 am – 5 pm

– June 12: Canoe Tours at North Cove Marina, 10 am – 2 pm

June 13: Canoe Tours at North Cove Marina, 1 – 4 pm

– June 16-18: Community Outreach at Governors Island


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee