Join us for this historical event as Lacey enjoys its first annual Polynesian Festival! Lacey PolyFest is a non-profit event comprised of dedicated individuals, families, and local organizations who are volunteering their time and skills to celebrate the region's cultural diversity. Huraiti Mana will be joining in on the fun with an Ori Tahiti performance at 1:00PM! We hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 10AM - 6PM; Huraiti Mana performs at 1:00PM
Place: Regional Athletic Complex 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513
Join us for our third year at the API Heritage Month Celebration! We love coming back to this festive celebration year after year to share with our family and friends all we've been doing these past few sleepy winter months! Make an entire day out of it and enjoy all of the spectacular performances, food, and workshops.
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration is presented by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) in partnership with Seattle Center Festál — a year-long series of community events that celebrate the cultural richness of communities in Seattle.
API Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of the officially proclaimed and recognized Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) of May in the Greater Seattle area. It aims to preserve and promote the culture, heritage, and contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and Asian Pacific Americans (APA).
We are so very excited and honored to see once again the many donors of the incredible organization API Chaya. Join API Chaya for a night to celebrate the many survivors in our community - celebrate our strength, our unity, and our loving bonds. Huraiti Mana will open the night with a powerful celebration of dance!
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Place: The Seattle Westin, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP: Purchase tickets online
The Seattle Children's Museum is celebrating its 40th Birthday! And Huraiti Mana will be joining them once again with a fun and festive celebration of programs, events, and community-building. You're welcome to RSVP for this event and support Seattle Children Museum's expanding programs that increase access for underserved communities and families, and so much more!
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Place: Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
RSVP: Purchase tickets online
The Seattle Aquarium is hosting its annual Hawai'i Weekend from Saturday, January 19 - Monday, January 21, featuring the marine life that make up the tropical ecosystem of Hawaiian waters. Huraiti Mana will be participating in Hawai'i Weekend with Story Time and Hula Workshops. Our work in hula is inseparable from the land, the sea, the earth, and all life around us. Kalei'okalani, ha'api'i of Huraiti Mana will be leading story telling and workshops for keiki all weekend long. Invite all of your family - the young and the young at heart - and find the entire list of performances and programs, here!
Join us as we celebrate with the Ethnic Studies Program of the Seattle Public Schools in our shared values to empower our communities of color through education! Huraiti Mana will be showcasing an Ori Tahiti performance and sharing a brief look into Tahitian history.
Please join us for our performance at the Seattle Children's Museum to celebrate our communities in the Puget Sound area.
API Chaya is an amazing organization that provides support to people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, forced marriage and human trafficking. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and strengthening communities. Huraiti Mana was honored to participate in their Donor Appreciation Night, held on November 1 at the Elliot Bay Clubhouse, an event created to celebrate the successes and strengths of API Chaya's programs and achievements.
API Chaya staff, volunteer, friends and family express love and hope, opportunity for healing, support for growth, and kindness for a better world for us all. Mahalo nui loa e API Chaya no ko kokua a ko aloha.
Nani kou lei!
Huraiti Mana hosted it's first-ever 2.5-hour lei intensive workshop in partnership with the Wing Luke Museum! In honor of Visions of Pasifika which exhibited from December 2017 - November 2018, Kalei'okalani of Huraiti Mana hosted a workshop focusing on the history and significance of lei-making through the Native Hawaiian wili or wrap style.
Mahalo nui loa to all the 'ohana and hoaaloha, family and friends who help spread the word to make this first-ever offering a sold out success! Special mahalo to International Examiner, Arden Fujiwara, Sunshine of Polynesia, Tamali'i Polynesian Dance, Colors of Hawai'i, and more. The room was full of community members spanning across Washington including haumāna from Hālau across Seattle, leaders from the annual Seattle Live Aloha Festival, mamas from Huraiti Mana, staffers from Wing Luke Museum and Arts Corps, and much more 'ohana!
We talked story about the type of lei you give and receive, the meanings of using various flowers both in Hawai'i and in the PNW, and methods of creating lei. Almost all were first-ever lei-weavers, and all were very open, dedicated, and didn't want to leave their work. Each left with smiles, laughs, and stories. Huraiti Mana is so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to and heavily involve the ori and hula 'ohana community of the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to hosting future workshops to further our connection to our past and the future of this growing community.
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