Papakōlea Homestead Community Float Ties for 2nd

Papakōlea homestead community ties for 2nd place Float in the 100th Annual King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade on June 11, 2016.  In 11 short days, community leaders designed a concept, coordinated resources and built a beautiful float highlighting cultural activities alive and vibrant in our community. This is the first float entered in nearly a decade.  A huge mahalo to the leaders, contributors and community that made our participation a huge success. The following slideshow highlights contributions, hard work and positive energy that went into the float.  Papakōlea Proud!

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2016 Kupuaʻe – Papakōlea Summer Youth Program

Kupuaʻe, the Papakōlea Summer Youth Program, is recruiting students for the 2016 summer session starting on July 5th through July 29th.  Kupuaʻe is a pilot designed to provide fun and educational programming with a strong focus on Hawaiian language and culture.

Click here to download the Registration Form (due June 17, 2016 with $100 fee).

The program is limited to 20 keiki; the class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information about PCDC or Kupuaʻe, contact Lilia Kapuniai at 520.8998 or

Papakōlea Pā‘ina for Pōmaika‘i Lyman

Papakolea Pa‘ina poster

The Papakōlea Pā’ina, themed E Nānā I Ke Kumu, is a benefit and celebration for Pōmaika’i Lyman, as she prepares for the 2016 Mrs. International competition in Florida on July 22nd and 23rd.

LIVE entertainment will include Ledward Ka’apana, Del Beazley, Jerry Santos, the Asing ‘Ohana, Josh Tatofi, Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine with Kumu Hula Ka’ilihiwa Vaughan, and more.

Lū’au plates will be available for pre-sale (take-outs at $15/plate and VIP seating at 10 am, noon and 2 pm for $25/seat). Event will include a keiki zone, kupuna korner, vendor booths, a silent auction, cultural demonstrations, and a great time. Tickets are available online (see link above to

This is a partnership of Papakōlea CDC, Kula No Na Po’e Hawai’i, and community. Please help us support Pōmaika’i and her ‘ohana on this important journey!

Contact 808.520.8998 or e-mail for more information.