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Profiles Of The Month - OCOBER 2019

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Downtown Art Center, Honolulu Hawaii

  • Tea at 1024

  • Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH)

  • Chanel Tanaka

  • Minghui Chen Photography
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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 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...

Downtown Art Center - “inspirations,” A Joint Exhibition With Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui And Glass Fusion Collective

The Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui is excited to partner with the Glass Fusion Collective in the joint exhibition "Inspirations" at the Downtown Art Center at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave. in the Second Floor Exhibition Space. More...

City Eases Covid-19 Restrictions For Managed Events

Mayor Rick Blangiardi is thrilled to announce the City and County of Honolulu is easing restrictions for managed events if all attendees are vaccinated and safety measures are followed. More...

New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "Containment"

“Containment” September – December 2021. This exhibit showcases artworks that explore containment through a variety of artistic depictions and approaches, ranging from traditional and nontraditional vessels, abstracted forms, and representations of architectural structures as containers for objects, as well as for individuals and their lives, through artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection. More...

Tea at 1024 - Lates News and Events

Tea at 1024 is a respite for the weary soul. We have been serving Afternoon Tea since 1999. Voted Best High Tea by Honolulu Magazine, Tea at 1024 welcomes you to join us for a unique Afternoon Tea experience. More...

Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Latest Newsletter

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...

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...

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The ARTS at Marks Garage - Call to Artists - November Show "Art of Caring" Accepting Art August 1st - OCT 15th, 2021

November is national family caregivers month and to mark this important service, we are calling on all artists to submit works for The Art of Caring. More...

Members Of The First Ever Honolulu Youth Commission Officially Sworn-In

Commissioners for the first-ever Honolulu Youth Commission were sworn-in. Commissioners will serve staggered terms of one or two years and are selected by both the Mayor and the Honolulu City Council. More...

City Allows Managed Events With Enhanced Safety Measures

Mayor Rick Blangiardi is pleased to announce the City and County of Honolulu is once again allowing managed events to proceed this month, with enhanced safety measures to protect attendees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. More...

Kapiʻolani Community College - FREE WEBINAR - Back in the Day: 1946 Facts & Throwback - Thursday, Sept 30, 2021 5:30PM - 6:30PM

For those of you who like history, nostalgic moments, and fun activities, you are bound to enjoy the next free Kaiāulu Webinar, Back in the Day: 1946 Facts and Throwback on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kapi`olani Community College traces its beginnings to the year 1946 as do its community partners including: Architects of Hawai`i (AHL), Mauna Loa Chocolates, Mary Star of the Sea, and Kaimukī Business Professional Association (KBPA). Special guests are: Bob Sigall, Kiersten Faulkner, and Keith Kashiwada. More...

Downtown Art Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary At Chinatown Gateway Plaza's Second Floor Exhibition Space This October

The Downtown Art Center at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Second Floor, in Honolulu's historic Chinatown Gateway Plaza, celebrates the opening of its beautiful, spacious second floor exhibition space this October. The first show in the space opened with a Hawaiʻi Craftsmen exhibition in October 2020. More...

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

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The ARTS at Marks Garage - The Arts of Pride Exhibit

Gay Island Guide, Dark Mirror Entertainment, and The Arts at Marks Garage present a LGBTQ+ experience to celebrate Pride in Hawaii! More...

University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery -Ken Okiishi: A Model Childhood; University Of Hawai‘i At Mānoa Galleries Open To The Public

The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), is proud to present Ken Okiishi: A Model Childhood. In this major exhibition, Okiishi meditates on the fraught legacy of Japanese-American history and the model minority myth in the larger contexts of American, global and continuously rewritten fragments of Asian-American history. More...

MAIL & SHIPPING NEWS - New for the Holidays: Prices, Shipping Rates and Dates

Read press release from United States Post Office (USPS) on new pricing, 2021 holiday shipping deadlines, and other tips. Get the holiday shipping deadlines for Hawaii shipping to the mainland. More...

City Park Gymnasiums Reopening For Permitted Use

The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to announce our gymnasiums are scheduled to reopen for permitted use next month, along with active use of smaller indoor facilities in November! More...

City Agencies Win Top American Planning Association Awards

Four City agencies were presented with American Planning Association, Hawai'i Chapter's 2021 Chapter Awards at the 2021 Hawai'i Congress of Planning Officials Conference on Oct. 7. More...

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44 Street Trees To Be Planted In Downtown, Chinatown

The City is making our urban core greener! In the continued effort to revitalize the Downtown/Chinatown area, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation's Division of Urban Forestry will be planting 44 street trees over the next several days. More...

The Draft Right-Of-Way Widths For Planned Streets Is Available For The Public's Review

Major Street - is introduced to represent low speed neighborhood streets where pedestrian movement is a priority. DTS is requesting input on the preliminary street type assignments shown on the draft Right-of-Way maps presented here: ROW Update Storymap More...

Storm Water Quality Division Receives National Recognition For Leadership In Municipal Stormwater And Green Infrastructure

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Stormwater Institute recently announced the winners of its 2021 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards, among whom was the Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) Storm Water Quality (SWQ) Division. More...

New Covid-19 Walk-Up Testing Site Available At The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell On Sept 22, 2021

The City and County of Honolulu, in coordination with Nomi Health, will launch its second COVID-19 testing site in Honolulu at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell (Shell) beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m More...

Honolulu Zoo Bids Aloha To Ekundu The African Lion

It is with sadness that the Honolulu Zoo announces Ekundu, a 13-year old male lion with underlying health conditions died on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. More...

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Honolulu Hale To Be Illuminated To Recognize Honolulu Pride Month

Mayor Rick Blangiardi has requested that Honolulu Hale be lit in the colors of the rainbow from sundown on Tuesday, Oct. 19 through sunrise on Friday, Oct. 22, to recognize Honolulu Pride Month. More...

Senior Holo Cards Available At All Satellite CIty Halls On Oahu

The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is reminding the public that Senior HOLO cards are available at all Satellite City Hall locations across O ahu. The HOLO card delivers added convenience and "best fare" extra value for TheBus riders More...


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City Urging Residents To Update Expired Driver's Licenses And State iIds

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Blessing Marks Completion Of Initial Volunteer Repairs To Koko Crater Tramway
Climbing over 1,048 steps of varying height in an exposed environment is difficult. Imagine hauling tons of equipment and materials up those steps, repairing that path as you ascend, week after week. That dedication and display of intense labor culminated today with a blessing marking the end of the initial volunteer repairs to the popular Koko Crater Tramway by the non-profit group Kokonut Koalition. More...

Honolulu Welcomes A New Protected Bicycle Lane Along Ward Avenue

The City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services is proud to announce the newest protected bicycle facility that runs along Ward Avenue. These bike facilities are the first directional protected bike lanes that run in both the mauka and makai directions (one lane on both sides) along Ward Avenue, between King Street and Ala Moana Boulevard. They connect to the King Street protected bikeway which takes bicyclists eastbound to M ili ili or westbound to Honolulu's Civic Center campus. More...


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Honolulu Fire Department Providing Free Covid-19 Testing At Aloha Stadium And Ewa Mahiko District Park

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) has launched its Honolulu Expanded Testing 2021 operation and will be conducting FREE mass community COVID-19 testing at two locations on Oahu. More...

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Honolulu Fire Department Expanding Free Covid-19 Testing To Include Waianae District Park Beginning Sept. 19th, 2021

Beginning Sunday, September 19, 2021, the HFD will provide free COVID-19 tests in the parking lot area of the Waianae District Park, which is located at 85-601 Farrington Highway in Waianae. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday until October 31, 2021. More...

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Municipal Golf Courses Implement New Automated Tee Time Reservation System

Effective 6:30 a.m. Monday, September 27, 2021, a new automated tee time reservation system will begin public operation for the six municipal golf courses (Ala Wai, 'Ewa Villages, Kahuku, Pali, Ted Makalena and West Loch). As part of the continuing effort to improve the customer service experience, golfers will be able to make tee time reservations via telephone or online. More...

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- 5 great profiles of this month
Downtown Art Center, Honolulu Hawaii (808) 521-2903
Downtown Art Center (DAC) is an evolving gallery and workshop space for Oahu's arts scene. DAC strives to become a thriving center for the arts by providing display space for local artists and art organizations, workshop classrooms, performances, and more.
Tea at 1024 808-521-9596
Voted Best High Tea by Honolulu Magazine. Fill out form to the right to get special offer.
Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH) 808 256-6606
Supporting all fine artists melding their traditional disciplines with digital imaging
Chanel Tanaka (808)387-1952
Asian Influenced Silohuette Style Artist. The artwork features a contemporary Asian silohuette style. Inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha and Samurai, her paintings embody Japanese, lifestyle, culture and architecture.
Minghui Chen Photography 808-295-1429
Fine art, sport and wedding photographer. He photographs everything from the simplest to the most complicated, from the most tranquil to the most exciting. Viewers can always find a bit of themselves in his works.
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Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar

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