New York Times, July 2014

With its long cultural ties to the Pacific region, outrigger canoe paddling is not something most New Yorkers think of when contemplating their city’s waterways. And yet for almost 20 years, visitors to Manhattan’s Hudson River Park have found outrigger canoes traveling along the city’s shores.

Throughout June 2014, videographers from the New York Times followed NYO’s mixed gender team “Big Apple Ohana” as they trained for the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge, considered one of the world’s most prestigious international outrigger events and the largest Pacific Island festival on the East Coast.

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