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Coronavirus (COVID-19)ALERT Please note some venues will be closed or operating in a limited capacity (take out only, limited seating, etc) for JUNE 2021 First Friday Below are muliptle news links, art news, resources and tips to help keep you current.

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Profiles Of The Month - JUNE 2020

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • The ARTS At Marks Garage

  • Association of Hawaii Artists

  • DigiToons Hawaii - Digital Cartoon Drawings

  • Jeff Gere, Storyteller
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
FIRST FRIDAY ART EVENT - Downtown Art Center - JUNE 2021 EXHIBIT, MACE and LONG: Artists in our Collections - Friday, June 4, 2021 to Saturday, June 26, 2021

Artists/art collectors Robert Mace and MaryAnne Long present MACE and LONG: Artists in our Collections, an art exhibit featuring the 38 Hawai i artists whose works are in their personal collections. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JUNE 2021 Newsletter

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i. More...

FIRST FRIDAY ART EVENT - The ARTS at Marks Garage - JUNE 2021 Update and Feature Exhibit

Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks! More...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING EVENTS

Proclaimed as the "Pride of the Pacific," the beautiful Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922 in downtown Honolulu. More...

SPONSOR - Waikiki Beach Activities at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Now Open with COVID-19 Safety Measures

BOOK NOW! Book your activity, tour and lessons today! Reservations are secured on a first come, first serve basis. Get your request today. More...

International Violin Superstar Stefan Jackiw Set To Make Debut In Hawaii

The Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF) returns this June for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began with its first-ever Young Artist Program (YAP), led by American violinist Stefan Jackiw as the guest artist and instructor. More...


We have been serving Afternoon Tea in Honolulu since 1999. Nestled in the Arts District in a historic building built in the late 1800's, Tea at 1024 transfers you back in time. More...


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The City Invites The Public To Participate In The Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan Update Survey
The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is surveying Oahu residents and seeking input from older adults, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with low incomes in order to better understand their transportation needs. More...

Patrick Ching Hawaiian Art Newsletter JUNE 2021

Art tips, favorite photos, new TV show, new images, awards, class schedule, new online classes and much more. More...

Outdoor Mask Mandate To Be Removed; Tournaments, Surf Competitions And Regattas To Be Allowed

Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced they are lifting major COVID-19 restrictions. More...

Driver's License And State Id Expirations Moved To August
An estimated 128,000 Oahu residents will have an additional 60 days to update driver's licenses, learner's permits and state identification cards. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture And The Arts - American Rescue Plan Grants For Hawaii Arts And Culture Nonprofit Organizations Open June 1, 2021

The SFCA American Rescue Plan (ARP) Recovery Grant supporting eligible non-profit arts organizations will launch the Intent to Apply from June 1, 2021 through July 18, 2021. More...

Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Latest Newsletter - MAY 2021

The Hawaii Watercolor Society is open to anyone interested in the art of watercolor. Our mission is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals. More...

Downtown Art Center - Grand Opening of Downtown Art Center Set for Saturday, June 19, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Downtown Art Center at 1041 Nu uanu Ave, Second Floor, in Chinatown Gateway Plaza, will be celebrating its grand opening all day, with an opening blessing ceremony and VIP reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a free general reception open to the public from 1-6 p.m. More...

City Announces King Kamehameha Day Holiday Schedule
City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Friday, June 11 to observe the King Kamehameha Day holiday. More...

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Kēhaulani Pu‘u Sworn In As Deputy Director Of Parks And Recreation
Kēhau joins the City having worked most recently at Kamehameha Schools, where she excelled for over a dozen years occupying multiple positions ranging from Community Education Director to Program Manager of the Enrichment Department. More...

2021 Neighborhood Board Election Final Results Posted

The Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) announced this afternoon the 2021 Neighborhood Board (NB) election results have been posted on the NCO's website at: More...

Plaque Honoring Entertainment Industry Titan Tom Moffatt Installed At The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

Mayor Rick Blangiardi held a ceremony today to dedicate a plaque at the Tom Moffatt Waik k Shell honoring legendary concert promoter and entrepreneur Tom Moffatt. Moffatt passed away in 2016 after a six-decade career promoting events in the islands. More...

Rental And Utility Relief Program Will Reopen On Monday, June 7 At 6 P.m.

The City and County of Honolulu will accept 10,000 applications from the most vulnerable people and families when the Rental and Utility Relief Program reopens for new applications on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 6 . More...

News Release - Noaa Central Pacific Hurricane Center Predicts Near Or Below Normal Hurricane Season For The State Of H Awai'i

In their annual joint press conference earlier today the NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) announced that there is an 80% chance of near or below normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year which begins on Tuesday, June 1 and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. More...

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Newly Acquired Beach Right Of Way Open To The Public In Portlock

Following a court ruling in favor of the City and County of Honolulu, a new Beach Right of Way (BROW) is now open to the public in Portlock. More...

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Interest-Free Down-Payment Home Loans Are Now Available
The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services (DCS), announced that qualified low-income and moderate-income households may be eligible for interest-free down payment loans to assist with purchase of their new homes. More...

Reopening Of City Park Campsites Continues To Allow More Public Opportunities

The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce that nearly two dozen campsites will be reopened for recreational camping as of this Memorial Day Weekend. More...

Best Waikiki Sail, Boat & Snorkeling Tours at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

You will love this catamaran cruises in Waikiki. From breakfast sails to moonlight evening sails. Snorkeling, swimming and so much more. Make your online reservation today! More...

City To Suspend Mail-In Option For Seniors Renewing A Driver's License

Renewing a driver's license by mail will soon no longer be an option for motorists age 72 and over in the City and County of Honolulu. More...

Oahu Moves Into Tier 4 Allowing Larger Group Sizes Outdoors And Improved Operations

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the City and County of Honolulu announces it has received approval of its newly modified framework and move into an expanded Tier 4, effective immediately. The move allows social gatherings of up to 25 people at outdoor venues, including at parks and beaches. The group size for indoor social gatherings remains at 10 people. More...


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Wait List Opening For The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The City and County of Honolulu is opening its wait list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program which provides rental assistance to eligible households with funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). More...

Rental And Utility Relief Program Increases Eligibility Income Limit
In an effort to expand access to rental and utility relief, the City and County of Honolulu and its community partners are increasing the income limit for the Rental and Utility Relief Program to households at or below 80% of Oahu's area median income, starting immediately. More...

JUNE 2021 FIRE SAFETY TIP - How To Develop Fire Protection Habits

Fire safety starts with developing good habits to keep you and your family safe. Here are a few steps you can take to develop fire protection habits. More...

Ala Wai Golf Course And Ted Makalena Golf Course To Restore Limited Stand-By/Walk-In Play
Effective Sunday, June 20, 2021, Ala Wai Golf Course and Ted Makalena Golf Course will allow limited stand-by/walk-in play, based on availability, for golfers without an advanced tee time reservation. More...

Mayor Blangiardi Statement Regarding HB 862, TAT Bill
The original intent of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) was to help the counties fund visitor-related expenditures, including police and fire protection, lifeguard services, facility and infrastructure maintenance and debt service for parks, beaches, roads, sewage systems. More...

Honolulu Youth Commission To Accept Applications For Commissioners Thursday, June 17, 2021 Through Friday, July 16, 2021
Applications for Commissioners on the first-ever Honolulu Youth Commission will be accepted beginning Thursday, June 17, 2021 through Friday, July 16, 2021. The Youth Commission will be comprised of fifteen (15) members, appointed from candidates across the island, to serve as voluntary advisors to the Mayor and City Council on issues important to youth and their communities. More...

Filming Of "NCIS: Hawaii" Begins On Oahu
The Honolulu Film Office is pleased to announce the start of production this week on the CBS series "NCIS: Hawai'i." More...

Holo Cards To Replace Paper Passes For Thebus Starting July 1, 2021

The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is reminding the public that HOLO cards will be replacing paper TheBus passes starting next month. The HOLO card delivers added convenience for people who ride TheBus. More...

The City Welcomes Robert Yu As President And General Manager Of Oahu Transit Services, Inc.
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Municipal Golf Courses Implement Tier 4 Modifications
Effective immediately, the six municipal golf courses (Ala Wai, Pali, Ted Makalena, Ewa Villages, West Loch and Kahuku) will implement modifications allowed under Tier 4 of the City's reopening framework. Tier 4 industry standards set by the PGA/Aloha Section, approved by Governor Ige's administration today, provides modified procedures for BACK2GOLF Hawaii under its Hawaii Golf Phase 4 (HGP4) plan. For plan details please visit: More...


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City To Extend Hours For Renewing Driver's Licenses And State IDs
Extended hours are the latest step in renewed efforts on Oahu to meet growing public demand for driver's licenses, learner's permits and state identification cards. More...

JALPAK HAWAII - "Remote tour in Shikoku" - Watch Trailer!

JALPAK HAWAII would like to introduce the "Remote tour in Shikoku" to people who cannot travel to Japan. The "Remote tour in Shikoku" is an online virtual bus tour using Zoom. $25.00 (1 Zoom user / 1 Device). More...

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Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board No. 13 Agenda - THURSDAY JULY 1, 2021 6:00 PM

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Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board Meeting JUNE 2021 Minutes

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Waikiki Aquarium Reopening July 1st, 2021

Founded in 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa since 1919, it is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline. More...

Seawall Repair Project Beginning In Waikiki

A popular walkway along a scenic portion of Oahu's south shore will be repaired and reinforced as part of a project beginning this week. More...

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- 4 great profiles of this month
The ARTS At Marks Garage (808) 521-2903
The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
DigiToons Hawaii - Digital Cartoon Drawings 808-203-4221
DigiToons Hawaii - Digital Cartoon Drawings for your party or event! *Digital Caricature Drawings in 10min for your party or event! Universal Studios & Tokyo Disneyland Artist.
Jeff Gere, Storyteller (808) 737-1774
Jeff Gere is a master storyteller. He blends talents as painter, puppeteer, mime, teacher, and director into a performance style, which has electrified audiences of every age throughout Hawaii and the mainland for two decades.
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