Special Event

World Ocean Day 2024

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:00am
The Downtown Hilo Museum Square Presents
World Ocean Day 2024
Saturday, June 8th in Kalākaua Park, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join the Downtown Hilo Museum Square (East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum, Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, and Pacific Tsunami Museum) for our 3rd annual World Ocean Day event.

4th Annual Youth Art Month Kalākaua Park Project

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am to Friday, March 29, 2024 - 10:00am
The 4th Annual Youth Art Month Kalākaua Park x EHCC Project
Presented by the Youth Arts Series and the Waiākea Intermediate School Art Club
On view in Kalākaua Park March 1–29, 2024
The East Hawai‘i Cultural Center (EHCC) Youth Art Month community art installation is an annual project on view in Kalākaua Park each March. The collaborative art display celebrates the importance of arts education for keiki and teens.

3rd Annual Holiday Sale & YAS²

Friday, December 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
Join us for the Youth Arts Series' 3rd Annual Holiday Sale! Get your handmade items from local artists:
  • Dena Nakahashi
  • EHCC Ceramics Studio
  • Hawaiʻi Handweaversʻ Hui
  • Jelly Cakes Hawaiʻi
  • N3rdy Hawaiʻi
  • Waiākea High School Key Club & Waiākea Intermediate School Art Club
Join us Friday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the annex- behind the main building.
We’ll also have a special YAS², holiday themed free art activity for keiki.

Book launch of Vita: Sculptor at work featuring Michael Shewmaker

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sculptor Michael Shewmaker has spent the last 15 years building an iconic three acre sculpture garden in Pepeʻekeo. Working in collaboration with photographer and book designer, Andrzej Kramarz, and renowned curator, Thomas Moran, they have created a unique, innovative book on the work and garden.
Please join us for this free event on December 2nd for the launch of Vita: Sculptor at work on an Active Volcano.

OUT OF STATE screening & Filmmaker Q&A

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Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker, Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy, and Featured Gentlemen, Hale Gualdarama 
Saturday October 14th, 2-4pm in the Kahua ʻElua Theatre

Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two Native Hawaiians discover their Native traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

In the Moonlight

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Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 3:00pm
The EHCC and Kahilu Theatre present:
In the Moonlight, with pianist, Meng-Chieh Liu.
As a companion event to the George Nuku sculpture residency in Volcano, Meng-Chieh Liu explores music of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Szymanowski. Gustav Highstein joins him for Schumann’s Romances for oboe and piano. The moon moves the tides of the ocean with invisible forces. Music acts on the inner world of our imagination, emotions, and feelings.


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