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Lead producer and curator for the live art, multiple day, educational lab featuring Hawaii's Hokule'a. Senior advisor on design, and launch of Boston Hokule'a Welcome.


On July 9th, 2016 the legendary Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa will stopped in Boston as part of her Worldwide Voyage. The Hōkūleʻa, a 62-foot-long, traditional  Polynesian double-hulled canoe has a mission to inspire, engage, and educate communities to  be stewards and caretakers of a shared environment. The crew, primarily Native Hawaiians and  Polynesians, navigate using traditional methods—reading the stars, waves, and winds—rather  than the contemporary marine technology. The Hōkūleʻa visitd Boston for the first time in her  40 years of voyaging.  

In honor of the historical event, the Hokulea Boston Committee, supported the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS) by organizing public engagements with the  Hōkūleʻa and crew. The Hōkūleʻa arrived at Boston’s Fan  Pier followed by a welcoming ceremony hosted by the Massachusett Tribe and the Boston  Hōkūleʻa Committee. With the support of CBRE/New England, the canoe and crew docked at Fan Pier from July 9th through July 13th. On July10, the Hōkūleʻa crew and supporting  members met with local Native American communities, schools, maritime groups, and the  wider Boston public offering activities including introductions to star compass navigation and  talk-story sessions. 

Photos provided by Pacific Voyaging Society

Boston, MA


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