Family Tent


The Family Tent at the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge is open to parents and children throughout the day during the festival. Activities allow children to learn about the various cultures of the Pacific Islands through storytelling, ukelele lessons, dance and arts & crafts.  All activities are free.

“Ohana” is the Hawaiian word for family and “keiki” is the Hawaiian word for child.  The Family Tent strives to create an inclusive ohana for all the parents and children to visit.

2016 Family Tent Schedule*

10:00AM – 11:30AM Arts and Crafts: Lei Making 
10:30AM – 11:30AM Keiki Stage: Ukelele Lessons with Tommy Cheng
11:30AM – 1:00PM Arts and Crafts: Kukui Nut Bracelets
11:30AM – 12:00PM Keiki Stage: Hula with Kaina Quenga
12:30PM – 1:00PM Keiki Stage: Hula Lessons with Kaina Quenga
1:00PM – 2:30PM Arts and Crafts: Weaving Palms into Fish
1:15PM – 2:00PM Keiki Stage: Storytelling with Tommy Cheng
2:00PM – 2:30PM Keiki Stage: Hula with Kaina Quenga
2:30PM – 4:00PM Arts and Crafts: Print Peace Sails
3:00PM – 4:00PM Keiki Stage: Ukelele Jam with Tommy Cheng

*times subject to change

2016 Family Tent Contributors

April Cantor

April Cantor spent a summer in Hawaii 2004 to study lomi lomi massage from Aunty Margaret on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was on that trip she learned she had a passion for making various fresh flower and ti leaf  read more...

Jill Black: Family Tent Arts & Crafts

Jill Black has been an active member of New York Outrigger for over four years. When she's not working at her career in healthcare, she's usually out on the water paddling or hanging out with her nieces and nephews. They like  read more...

Kaina Quenga: Polynesian Dance

New York Outrigger is pleased to present Kaina Quenga at the Hawaiian Airlines Stage and the Family Tent for the 2016 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge on Saturday, June 11. Kaina Quenga grew up in Hilo, HawaiI, where she studied and performed hula 'dance' in Hawaiian. She moved to Brookl read more...

Tommy Cheng: Storyteller

New York Outrigger is pleased to present Tommy Cheng at the Family Tent  for the 2016 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge on Saturday, June 11. Tommy Cheng is a master puppeteer, painter, actor and teacher based in New York City, but also is a “keiki o ka ‘āi read more...

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