Banyan Treats Ice Cream & Cookies – Lahaina Maui Hawaii

BanyanTreatsAloha! Welcome to Banyan Treats! (formerly Hula Cookies and Ice Cream Lahaina)

We still serve the best ice cream on the island…Roselani, and still make the BEST cookies on Maui….Hula Cookies. Only the name has changed.

Come on in to sample our many tropical flavors of ice cream and get your punchcard: buy nine get the tenth free!

Banyan Treats’ Hawaiian style cookies are handmade & baked fresh daily. We also serve authentic hawaiian shave ice & granitas and more!

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BANYAN TREATS (Formerly Hula Cookies & Ice Cream)
655 Front St Ste.9 Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(Located at the Pioneer Inn next to the Banyan Tree)
808-661-5854

BanyanTreats Ice Cream and Cookies - Maui Hawaii

19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival – Maui Hawaii


THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA PRESENTS THE 19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL
April 22 & 23, 2011

“E na aumakua” … A Call To All Things Natural

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua celebrated the 19th Annual “Celebration of The Arts” with Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers. The celebration took place April 22nd & 23rd, 2011, continuing the tradition of recognizing the people, the arts and the culture of Hawaii. “E na aumakua was this year’s focus, which embraces calling out to our ancestors and all things natural” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.

Opening ceremonies included traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula was continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance acted as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

An exciting addition was The George Kanahele Mele Ho’okuku (song competition) on Saturday, April 23rd. A proud native of the islands, Dr. George Kanehele was committed to ensuring that Hawaiian values remain an integral part of the hospitality industry in the Aloha state and hence, this special challenge is only open to individuals within the industry — but everyone was welcome to share the experience. One designated Hawaiian song was sung by all groups, followed by a “song of choice.” Judging criteria was based upon tone, harmony, stage presence and the use and pronunciation of Hawaiian language.

The Celebration Lu’au and Show ended the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu’au and Show was amazing and would truly rank as one of the best lu’aus in the State of Hawaii said Executive Chef John Zaner.” “The food and entertainment was top notch making for an unforgettable evening” he added.

The Celebration After-Hours Party was the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge. The finest talent in Hawaii took the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflected upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. The Celebration Easter Brunch took place on Sunday, April 24, with the annual Easter Egg Scramble and incredible food for everyone who attended.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Polynesian Village Luau – Maui Hawaii

ALOHA! Come & let me share my POLYNESIAN VILLAGE with you. As your Samoan Chief “FiaFia”, I am the official ambassador to your happiness here in Maui! Let us walk through Polynesian daily-life activities: coconut bowling, spear throwing, lei making, ukulele mele, wood carving, basket weaving, coconut demonstrations, and other local cultural displays not found anywhere else in Maui! Every night our village will cook island style local foods, including vegetarian choices and local favorites! Our entertainers offer live music & dance straight from their hearts. If you and your family are looking for the most memorable Maui experience, COME to my POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU! AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER!
Polynesian Village Luau
My POLYNESIAN VILLAGE offers many activities that are guaranteed to excite & amuse all members of your family. Nowhere else on Maui can you find a POLYNESIAN VILLAGE that offers cultural demonstrations, interactive dance & play! Our fun includes complimentary Keiki shave ice, jumpy castle, Keiki drums, and Keiki hula pre-show, and crowd participation! Experience an activity that will last a lifetime.

Join us for a live IMU (hot earth oven) demonstration, Kava Ceremony, live drums, Polynesian songs, dance, and comedy from the hearts of “celebrity status” entertainers who will take you on a journey to visit ancient ways of the Pacific region. My POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU will cook local favorites the traditional way – classic barbeque! My chefs will use locally grown products and provide you with Hawaii’s favorites, including Spam-musubi, local coconut drinks and heavenly sweet desserts! POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU embraces our sacred and historical setting by supporting conservation of the Ko’ie’ie – an ancient fishpond located within close proximity to the Village and give special attention to the island located directly off shore, Kaho’olawe, a link to the Polynesian past. POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU is your first and the last Luau to and from the airport.

POLYNESIAN VILLAGE LUAU IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ACTIVITY.

Enjoy Polynesian Cultural Activities:

* Coconut husking demo & coconut bowling
* Spear throwing and warrior games
* Live IMU (fire oven) demonstration
* Conch shell blowing demonstration
* Ukulele mele (lesson),
* Keiki drumming circle
* Basket weaving
* Wood carving
* Fresh flower lei maiking
* Photo opportunities

Special activities for Keikis include:

* Jumpy castle
* Keiki shave ice
* Fun tattoo
* Hula lessons
* Goody bag

For more information call: 808-661-6887
575 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI

Click Here to Visit Polynesian Village Luau Online

 

 

Hula O Na Keiki – Kaanapali Beach Hotel

The Hula O Na Keiki is an annual children’s solo hula competition, held on the grounds of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. In addition to having good fun, the Hula O Na Keiki also helps to educate our children in the ways of our Hawaiian ancestors and preserves the culture for the next generation.

Children from ages 5 years old to 17 years old compete in their categories for the coveted awards and titles. Contestants are required to memorize a chant in the native Hawaiian language and perform one of their the kahiko (traditional) or auana (modern) style hula.

A special event at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, keeping the traditions alive at Maui’s most Hawaiian Hotel.

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2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
Toll Free U.S. & Canada: 800-262-8450
Worldwide Direct: 808-661-0011
Reservations Fax: 808-667-5978
Guest Fax: 808-667-5616

 



 

MauiFEST Hawaii – Music, Art, Culture & Film

MauiFEST Hawaii - A Celebration of Music, Art, Culture & Film
MauiFEST Hawai’i is a Celebration of Music, Arts, Culture and Film.

Created by Maui filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier, MauiFEST Hawaii showcases local entertainment and helps to preserve, perpetuate and promote Hawaii’s lost culture.

Because MauiFEST Hawaii attracts both residents and tourists, it provides a venue for increased interaction between these groups in the small communities where events are held.

MauiFEST events provide local clubs and cultural organizations a venue to raise money by providing them a free tent/space to sell items of their choice, thus providing entrepreneurial opportunities for local residents.

Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier and his MauiFEST Ohana will provide the expertise needed to make these grass-roots efforts a truly community-based initiative and will bring tourists & visitors to our most isolated communities.

With 8 successful years of popular Film Festivals in Hana, Lanai, Molokai & Lahaina, MauiFEST Hawaii is gearing up for another year of Aloha in 2011!

For more information call: 808-573-5530,
or log on to www.MauiFEST.net


Click here to see all the great press coverage of the 2010 MauiFEST Film Festival Series!

Ulalena – A Story of Hawaii’s People

Ulalena – A Story of Hawaii’s People

There is a wind and rain particular to Maui that rises at twilight. It whispers of other places and other times, both mythic and real. It blows between daylight and night, between times and worlds. It is hopeful and cleansing. The ancient Hawaiian name for this wind is ‘Ulalena. It is also the name of the newest and most amazing stage production to come from Hawai‘i in decades.

The power of this production is that it is both universal and intimate. It is born from a mythology populated by beings larger than life representing a natural landscape alive with volcanoes, vast oceans and primeval rainforests. The story begins with the mythical creation of the islands and rolls through successive waves of voyagers who have found their way to these shores. From the first Polynesians to the early European explorers, and finally to us …

Every seat at the Maui Theatre maintains a sense of intimacy and interaction with the performance. Traditional theatre is blended with acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Hula is combined with modern dance. Rich costumes, lighting and stage design are woven together into a filigree of fantastic images drawn from Hawaiian legend and history.

‘Ulalena explores relationships between people, nature and mythology. The use of metaphors integrates Hawaiian chants and dances, original music and choreography, lighting and projections to support the talents of unique performers.

‘Ulalena is a journey where the moment-to-moment excitement of self-discovery is the destination. ‘Ulalena… The new era of golden people face their future as the ‘Ulalena rain embraces them – their essence and spirit molded into a way of life that is close to nature.

Call Us Toll Free! (877) 688-4800

Ulalena Reservations
845 Wainee St, Lahaina, HI 96761-2321
(808) 661-9913

Maui Theatre
878 Front St – Lahaina, HI 96761-1695
(808) 661-5363


MauiTheatre.com

Ulalena.com

CLICK HERE to download Ulalena’s media kit. Full of information about the show, photos, reservation info, seating chart and more!

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Media Reviews

* “Beautiful depiction of Hawai’i’s history” – New York Times
* “Spectacular Theatrical Sensation” – NationalGeographic.com
* “…proves there’s a life beyond the luau.” – Travel+Leisure Magazine
* “Wow” – San Francisco Chronicle
* “Voted “Best Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010” – Maui News – Best of Maui
* “There’s nothing like it in Hawai’i.” – Frommer’s, Maui Edition
* “Perhaps the most stirring theatrical experience in all the islands.” – TravelAge West
* Awarded “Best Show” & “Best Attraction” – Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
* Voted “Best Way to Learn About Maui” – Maui Magazine
* Voted “Best Cultural Show, 2010” – Maui News – Best of Maui

 



 

Duke’s Beach House – Maui Hawaii


Welcome to Duke’s Beach House Restaurant and Bar at the Honua Kai Resort on Maui Hawaii. Duke’s Beach House is part of the TS Restaurant Ohana with locations throughout Hawaii.

On North Beach in Ka’anapali, Duke’s Beach House offers stunning views out to the Pacific Ocean and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. From this distinctly Maui vantage point, you are invited to also get a glimpse into the life of Hawaii’s most honored son and surfing pioneer, Duke Kahanamoku.

We invite you travel back to a bygone era as if you are Duke’s guest in his beachside vacation home filled with vintage surf memorabilia and photographs of his life as Hawaii’s most revered waterman and ambassador of Aloha.

This open-air restaurant offers a breakfast menu filled with traditional favorites that are enhanced with local flavors, like the Onolicious French Toast made with Molokai sweet bread and lilikoi butter. You will find the lunch menu filled with casual fare including sandwiches, burgers, salads and island favorites like Huli Huli Chicken and Ho Daddy Fish & Chips.

For dinner Duke’s Beach House not only serves up spectacular sunsets, but tantalizing pupus and share plates to start your evening. Entrees include a daily selection of the finest seasonal and sustainable fresh fish offered in a variety of preparations along with classic cuts of USDA Prime steaks.

No visit to Duke’s is complete without dessert and the Kimo’s Original Hula Pie® is not to be missed.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Reservations accepted (808) 662-2900

We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Diners Club, Discover and JCB

Duke’s Beach House Maui
at Honua Kai Resort & Spa
130 Kai Malina Parkway – Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 662-2900

DukesMaui.com

UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE:
“Kapono” Playing the last Friday of every month

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Dukes On Maui

 

 

Banyan Treats Maui – Featuring Hula Cookies

BanyanTreats Ice Cream and Cookies - Maui Hawaii

Hula Cookies in Lahaina Maui Hawaii is now “BANYAN TREATS”!

We still have all the same great cookies, ice cream, shave ice and treats, just a new name!!

We still serve the best ice cream on the island…Roselani, and we still make the best cookies on Maui!!

Come on in to sample our many tropical flavors of ice cream and get your punchcard: buy nine get the tenth free.

 

Enjoy your treat, then share with others!! GIFT BASKETS, GOURMET COOKIE MIXES, KEEPSAKE COOKIE TINS & MORE!

“Like” us and follow us to keep up-to-date on all the changes.

BANYAN TREATS (Formerly Hula Cookies & Ice Cream)
655 Front St Spc 10 Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(Located at the Pioneer Inn next to the Banyan Tree)
808-661-5854

 



 

Aloha Music Camp – Keola Beamer Ohana


The Aloha Music Camp is an immersion into the music, dance and culture of Hawaii. Join the Beamer ohana – famed slack key pioneer Keola; his wife Moanalani and Hawaiian language specialist Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, along with some of the most respected na kumu (teachers) – in celebration of the life of the incomparable Nona.

Whether you are studying slack key guitar, aspire to learn the hula, or simply enjoy Hawaii and want to experience the culture firsthand, the Aloha Music Camp offers you an experience unlike any other. Experience the Islands through Hawaiian eyes – you don’t need to be a musician or dancer! If you love Hawaii you will love the Aloha Music Camp.

At the Aloha Music Camp our outstanding staff, will bring you the finest instruction and a broad range of experiences…everything from slack key guitar, Hula, Ukulele, Island Crafts, Language, Cooking..or just hanging loose!!

For more information visit us online at: www.AlohaMusicCamp.com
Or Click here to REGISTER NOW for our next class!

 

Our next class will be located at the OUTRIGGER KEAUHOU BEACH RESORT on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Classes: February 5-11 & July 1-7

See Map Below