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Celebrate Micronesia Festival 2022: Belonging

Saturday, May 21, 2022

9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Location: Great Lawn
Discounted Museum Admission for kamaʻāina and military with ID – $5 per person

Members: Free with pre-registration and member card
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Limited hourly admissions; without pre-registration, walk-ins will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Parking on campus: $5 per vehicle

We celebrate our many rich connections across time, place, and ocean, showing that while the pandemic presents barriers to being together, we continue to maintain connections, share cultural art, performances, poetry, stories, and resources of the islands of Micronesia. We invite you to join us in this celebration of Micronesian cultures and connections.

This will be a hybrid event, featuring virtual online discussions and in-person programming at Bishop Museum. For more information visit the Facebook Event Page.


9 a.m. Introduction & Protocol

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Discover the Collection

Discover objects from Micronesia from the Bishop Museum collection in the Hall of Discovery

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Native Garden Tours

Enjoy a walk at your own pace through Nā Ulu Kaiwiʻula Native Hawaiian Garden and use our QR code-accessible audio tours to learn about what endemic plant species are only found in Hawaiʻi and which indigenous Oceanic plants are shared between our islands and Micronesia

9:30 a.m. Performance: Pacific Voices Poetry

9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., & 1 p.m, Storytelling Sessions

Listen to stories from across Micronesia in the Bess Press tent 

10 a.m. BYUH I-Kiribati Club Performance

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., & 4 p.m. Wayfinders in the J. Watumull Planetarium

Enjoy a 45min full-dome program that puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa. The recovery of traditional navigation in Hawaiʻi would not have been possible without Mau Piailug from the Micronesian island of Satawal. Seating is limited, tickets must be reserved at Admissions or Hoʻokipa Desk

10:30 a.m. Performance: Nohnon FSM oh Serin Ihn Katengenioar (Youth Dance Group Pohnpei)

10:45 a.m. Performance: I-Kiribati Association of Honolulu

11:00 a.m. Performance: Carol Ann Carl Poetry

11:30 a.m. Performance: BYUH I-Kiribati Club

11:45 a.m. Performance: Palauan chant with Leea Mengidab 

12:30 p.m. Talk Story: The Revitalization of Fais Maak Tattoo

Join us for a panel discussion and presentation in the Atrium of the Hawaiian Hall to learn about tattooing traditions in Micronesia. Speakers include Su’a Sulu’ape Aisea, Jermy Uowolo, and Rodney Ni Powell. In conjunction with the talk, see the exhibit Tatau: Marks of Polynesia on view in the J.M. Long Gallery

1:30 p.m. Performance: Chamoru Poets: Ifit & Angela Hoppe-Cruz

2 p.m. Closing Remark

Information Tent / Upper Lawns

Bishop Museum presents Celebrate Micronesia Festival 2022 in partnership with:

Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center.

Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

For more information visit the Facebook Event Page.

Event cover Image credit:
Courtesy of Pacific Islands Development Program, East West Center


May 21 2022


9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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General Admission
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
General Admission