HEIVA PASIFIKA NYC, created by Te Ao Mana, is New York City’s first large-scale, Pacific Island festival. The event includes exciting native and indigenous performances, unique Pacific Island art and fashion exhibition, immersive cultural workshops and master classes, an Ori Tahiti competition, and community-building opportunities.

Hālau Hula O Nā Mele `Āina O Hawai`i performed Sept 29-30, 2023 as a part of its inaugural HEIVA PASIFIKA NYC festival.

Clips of Hālau Hula O Nā Mele `Āina O Hawai`i on The Today Show August 10, 2021 in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.

Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Aina O Hawai’i performing a kahiko style hula, Ua Nani Hā`ena I Ka `Ehu Kai at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in Bronx, NYC. This performance was a part of the NYBG’s exhibition on Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai`i.

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