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Community Forum Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands

Identifying Underrepresented Stories & Related Cultural Sites is Goal of Forum A unique community forum to explore heritage sites, their under-told stories and perspectives on cultural identity and place will be held in Honolulu January 26-27, 2018. The two-day meeting will focus on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) heritage in the Hawaiian Islands. More Information FORUM WEBSITE Register Online REGISTER Download Flier DOWNLOAD (PDF) “Identity and Place: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands” is designed to gather perspectives and plans for identifying, preserving and sharing sites that are significant to the heritage of AANHPI communities in the Hawaiian Islands.

2018-01-05T18:37:32+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, Featured Homepage Top|

City & County of Honolulu Provides Update on Evaluation of Alternatives for Natatorium

WAIKĪKĪ WAR MEMORIAL NATATORIUM ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT TO BE READY SUMMER 2018 Four Alternatives Will Be Evaluated in EIS 12/11/2017: The City and County of Honolulu provided an update on the status of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that it is preparing to evaluate alternatives for the future of the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium. The purpose of the EIS is to recommend projects to renew the memorial and re-establish full public access to this area of Kapi‘olani Park. Following that draft EIS, public hearings are anticipated for fall 2018 with the publication of the final EIS scheduled in spring 2019. The Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium opened in 1927 as a “living memorial” to those who served in World War I from Hawai‘i. The structure is significant for its long history as a swimming venue and its association with legendary watermen Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe and Jonny Weismuller. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for both its historic and architectural significance. It has been closed since 1979. “We’ve been making steady progress with the EIS and the process is working,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “Through this process, and the consultations it requires, we’ve developed four alternatives to address the long neglected memorial. An additional alternative has recently been added, which looks promising. We’re labeling it Alternative 2 and it consists of a flow through perimeter deck where the original, crumbling deck is now.” Historic Hawai‘i Foundation submitted written comments during the pre-EIS scoping period that said the original range of alternatives was too narrow and did not include an option for rehabilitation of the historic structure. The new alternative 2, called the “Perimeter Deck” option helps meet the need for a fuller range [...]

2017-12-13T14:32:34+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Featured Homepage Top|