Hawaiian Airlines is bringing this big part of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture to New York to share with U.S. mainland. The festival will offer a mix of Polynesian culture, the spirit of ho’olaule’a (celebration) and New York style with lei making workshops, Polynesian dance lessons and live entertainment from Hawai’i.
When the public fun is done, the 27 teams will get down to business to race a 15-mile course through the Hudson River, NY Harbor and channel between Brooklyn and Governors Island. If you'd like to have a front-row seat for the action, we'd recommend heading to Pier 26 for the inaugural, free activities and then hop to free Governors Island ferry to watch the actual rowing from the east side of the island.
Read up on every last little detail at the official Liberty Challenge website.
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