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Pacific Play Family Fun Day in Sydney

May 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hōkūleʻa, the iconic canoe of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) and the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, will celebrate her landmark 40th anniversary with a series of celebratory events and festivities throughout 2015, including a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Pacific Play Family Fun Day – join us for a special day inspired by the arrival of the iconic Polynesian canoe Hokulea and Australian and Pacific Indigenous cultures.


Enjoy Hawaiian dance and music performances, face painting, creative demonstrations, dress ups, art making and more:

9am – 12pm Model canoe building demonstrations with Hawaiian and Aboriginal students
9.30am – 4.30pm Film Screenings of “Horrible Histories – Highly Hawaiian” and “Malama Honua: ‘Ohana Hokulea”
11am & 1pm Weaving workshops with Aboriginal artist and educator Nadeena Dixon
11am – 12pm& 2 – 3pm Cabinet of Curiosities display about Pacific Navigators
11am – 3pm Kids on Deck activities including make model vakas (canoes), crafting Hawaiian leis, make kapa rubbings and putting on temporary tattoos
11am-3.30pm Face-painting
11.30am & 12.30pm Halau Mohala ‘Ilima Hawaiian dance, music and cultural performances
2pm Hawaiian Dance workshop
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May 17, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Autralia National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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