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Celebrate Hawaii this weekend by going no further than the National Mall.
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Celebrate Hawaii this weekend by going no further than the National Mall.

All this weekend the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is celebrating the “Here is Hawaii” festival. You won’t have to get on a plane to enjoy traditional Hawaiian culture—there will be many fun and free activities for both children and adults including cooking, dancing and lei-making classes, as well as performances by Hawaiian artists and even film screenings. The festival is part of the month long celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

As part of the “Celebrate Hawai’i” festival, Hawaiian singer and songwriter Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliomwill perform on the Welcome Plaza at the National Museum of the American Indian Saturday, May 25, at 5 p.m. The “Aloha Boys”, a band comprised of Hawaiian locals transplanted to the D.C. area will also be among the performers this weekend. The group has traveled throughout the world performing both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music.


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