Mānoa Heritage Center

Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne:

Summer Solstice Conversations

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to MHC in person in early July. In the meantime, we are excited to invite you to a Virtual Kahaukani Conversations event, in anticipation of the Summer Solstice. 

As the Summer Solstice is upon us (Saturday, June 20) we have invited special guest(s) to share their interpretation of the significance of this solar phenomenon with the goal of better understanding ourselves in this place (Hawai‘i) and time. These conversations will take place next Wednesday, June 17.  

On June 20, the sun will reach Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kane (The Black Glistening Path of Kane), its northernmost point in the sky. Why is this significant? How might this have been interpreted throughout history? How might this time marker intersect with the existence of Kuka‘o‘o Heiau? 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 AM – Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne: Summer Solstice Conversations

Please join us via Zoom to hear Kumu Taiwi Crouch share his mana‘o about this significant solar transition. There will be time for Q&A. Register here.

Saturday, June 20 at 6:00 AM – Summer Solstice Livestream

Please join us via Facebook Live (a Facebook account is not necessary to view the broadcast) as we observe this event from Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau, here in Mānoa Valley (weather permitting). Register here.

Zoom link will be provided to registrants by email.

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  1. Avatar Carmela Tafoya says:

    I didn’t realize I needed to sign up in advance, hope it’s not too late. Mahalo

  2. Avatar Marilyn Dantiago says:

    Looking forward to Saturday

  3. Avatar Andrea Wagner says:

    Sounds like two fascinating events. Looking forward to them!