Performances

In addition to the learning the ‘oli and dances, the group performs in various community events and locations throughout the city. Performing gives the students a chance to embrace what they have learned and share the Hawaiian culture with those who normally would not be exposed to it.

All of our students are encouraged to perform but not required to do so.


Notable performances of the halau include:

  • An Evening with the Makaha Sons Concert
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on AIDS (APICHA)
  • AXA Equitable’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival
  • Bergen County Senior Center
  • Bishop Museum, Honolulu HI
  • Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital
  • Columbia University Ohana Club’s Hawaii Day
  • Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
  • Florence Nightingale Health Center
  • Fox News with the Hawaii Visitor’s Bureau
  • Free Arts NYC
  • Hawaii Restoration Day, New Jersey
  • Joseph Kekuku Steel Guitar Festival, New Jersey
  • Kalakaua Festival Hula Competition, Honolulu, HI
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Palisades Center Shopping Mall, New Jersey
  • Prospect Park Youth Council Mixfest
  • Prospect Park Unity Day
  • Riverside Church Family Arts Festival
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Brini Maxwell Show
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Waterside Plaza Fourth of July celebration
  • World International Hula Festival, Honolulu, HI
  • World Trade Center Memorial