Tulsi Gabbard Announces Presidential Run

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her candidacy for President of the United States earlier today in Honolulu. Speaking to a crowd of her supporters and media at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Gabbard took aim at America’s foreign policy establishment in her campaign announcement Saturday, blaming politicians in “ivory towers” for U.S. involvement in costly armed conflicts abroad. Read More

The Royal Brewery Building

The Royal Brewery building on Queen Street is a landmark in the downtown area. It features a distinctive decorative facade and is the oldest remaining structure associated with brewing in the state of Hawaii. It was constructed from materials shipped in from San Francisco and New York in 1899-1900, and was the original home of Primo, Hawaii’s local beer. It is probably the oldest brewery in Hawaii besides being the only building of its type in the state. Read More

67th Cherry Blossoms Festival at Royal Hawaiian Center

The third public appearance by the Contestants and the Queen and Court was held at the Royal Hawaiian Center. The 66th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Court shared their festival experiences by answering questions on Japanese culture. Through this question and answer experience, each contestant gained valuable practice in sharpening her public speaking skills, developing her poise and increasing her self-confidence. Read More

Joseph Podmore Building in Honolulu

The Joseph W. Podmore Building is a historic building located in downtown Honolulu built with locally quarried lava stone. Built in 1902, this Romanesque-style, two story is named after an English sailor who did business in Honolulu during the early 1900’s. He built it to rent out for retail and office use, initially to a tailor and a decorator on the ground floor and to the Mercantile Printing Company upstairs. Read More

Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace

The Royal Hawaiian Band was founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, and is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy. The band’s mission is to promote and foster music, both current and historic, to preserve the Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians and ultimately enrich the lives of the people and visitors of Hawaii.

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Iolani Barracks

The Iolani Barracks was built in 1871 to house the Royal Guards and household troops. Built partially from salvaged coral blocks and blocks cut with prison labor, the Iolani Barracks structure contains an open courtyard surrounded by rooms once used by the guards as a mess hall, kitchen, dispensary, berth room, and lockup. Iolani Barracks have been used at various times as temporary shelter for refugees of the 1899 Chinatown fire, a service club, a headquarters for the National Guard of Hawaii, a government office building, and a storage facility. Today, Iolani Barracks now houses The Palace Shop, the ticket office and video theater. Read More

Kulu Kulu at Royal Hawaiian Center

Kulu Kulu Cake is the proud recipient of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser people’s Choice award for Best Bakery in Honolulu. While the Royal Hawaiian Center location opened in April 2016, its first location opened at the old Shirokiya at Ala Moana Center in 2012. The brand has since become everyone’s go-to bakery for everything from after-school treats to weddings, and first birthdays to Instagram-worthy sweets in Waikiki. The pastry shop is known for its delicious roll cakes, Diamond Head puffs, and signature cakes including Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate, and Soufflé Cheesecake (to name a few). Find Royal Hawaiian Center-exclusive treats such as the Shave Ice Cupcakes and Rainbow Soda.

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