Manuokū Bird Community Art Project

Saturday, May 29th & Sunday, May 30th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily

Kaloko‘eli Courtyard at The Flats at Pu‘unui / 440 Keawe Street



Join us this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kaloko‘eli Courtyard in front of The Flats at Pu‘unui and H Mart Kaka‘ako (440 Keawe Street) for a fun community art project featuring the Manuokū Bird! Also known as the white tern, this beautiful native seabird is the official bird of Honolulu and a frequent visitor of the Kaka‘ako region.

Craft Your Bird at Kaloko‘eli Courtyard
On May 29th and 30th, craft your paper birds using materials we provide at our activity tent at Kaloko‘eli Courtyard in front of The Flats at Pu‘unui and H Mart Kaka‘ako. Dedicate your bird to someone special in your life by writing an inspiring message on it. We’ll display the paper birds on the fence at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako from May 29th through June 13th.

Younger keiki can make Manuokū Bird finger puppets at the activity tent to take home.

Or Craft Your Bird At Home
Download and print the digital outlined pattern of this beautiful native white tern at the link below to create your paper bird at home. Cut, fold, glue and hole punch to assemble. Be sure to bring your finished bird to the event activity tent at Kaloko‘eli Courtyard for it to be displayed at The Barn!

The “flock” of inspirational paper Manuokū Birds will be on display on the fence at The Barn at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako for two weeks, from Saturday, May 29th until Sunday, June 13th.


Talk Story with Manuokū Book Author Susan Scott


Attend a talk story session on Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at Kaloko‘eli Courtyard with Susan Scott, marine biologist and author of “Hawai‘i’s White Tern, Manu-o-Kū, an Urban Seabird,” who will talk about the bird’s characteristics, its significance to Hawai‘i and the Hawaiian culture, and ways to protect them.

Please continue to wear a mask and social distance.

Parking at Our Kaka‘ako
Parking is available at The Flats at Pu‘unui parking garage at 440 Keawe Street and at the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking structure at 333 Keawe St.

For these two parking structures, with validation from H-Mart, Keawe Retail shops or restaurants on Block B, or with validation from SALT at Our Kaka‘ako shops or restaurants on Block F:

  • 1st hour: FREE
  • 2nd hour: $1.00
  • 3rd hour: $3.00
  • 4th hour: $3.00 per half hour or fraction thereof.
  • Parking without validation, after the first hour:
    $3.00 every 30 mins. or fraction thereof.

Note: Our Kaka‘ako will not be validating parking for the Manuokū community art event.
Coin-operated metered street parking is also available.

Additional Parking at Waterfront Plaza
Additional parking will be available at the Waterfront Plaza parking garage at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard at a special rate of $3.00 with validation on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th. No validation is $3.00 per 1/2 hour and $33.00 max all day.

Please see an event staff at the Kaloko‘eli Courtyard during the Manuokū Bird Community Art event to receive a barcode sticker validation.

To access the parking garage, enter on South Street and Pohukaina Street. Pay at a pay machine prior to returning to your vehicle or on the way out of the garage. Only credit and debit cards are accepted.



Sponsored in part by the Kaiāulu ʻo Kakaʻako Owners Association.

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