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Public Programs & DVD Ordering


Below are upcoming Hawaiian Room-related programs in NYC you can attend or sign up for.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to order any of HPS’s DVDs online.




Friday, October 26th – Concurrent Workshops (6:15pm – 7:30pm)

DANCE: Hapa-Haole Hula, Hawaiian Room Style!

Come learn an actual routine the women danced
in this renowned revue! All levels welcome!

Session led by TeMoana Makolo
(Hawaiian Room Dancer & Choreographer 1962-1966)
along with her fellow “Ex-Lexes”

CRAFT: Lauhala Christmas Trio!

Make your own trio of lauhala Xmas ornaments for
the approaching holidays! Supplies included.

Auntie Caroline Affonso trained under NEA Awardee
Gladys Grace and has been weaving over 20 years.
She used to live in NYC and is a longtime “Friend of the Lex.”

Cost: FREE but must reserve spot ahead of time by emailing
Submit your name, email, phone number, and
what level of hula you would say you are (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
Space is limited, so don't delay!
Location: NYU 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

If you wish to make a donation in support of HPS's work, please click here. Mahalo!


Friday, October 26th – Manhattan Talk-Story & Kanikapila (7:45pm – 9:15pm)


Join us for a laid-back talk-story with original artists from New York’s famed Lexington Hawaiian Room. Bring your instruments, voices, hula hands, and aloha!

Hosted by New York University?s Social & Cultural Affairs and Na Oiwi NYC

Location: NYU 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor / FREE


Sunday, October 28th – Finale Event

Manhattan Finale

The Hawaiian Room

The 127-year old New York Botanical Garden* hosts the finale event for the artists? return to NYC. They are featured on closing day of NYBG's landmark 5-month exhibit, "George O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii".

Join us Sunday afternoon for a hula performance, film screening, and post-film talkstory with original artists & Filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk.

Immerse yourself in the glow of Hawaii, just as audiences did back in the day when the Hawaiian Room was open!

Details: 1:00pm - Outdoor Performance in Conservatory Plaza
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Film Screening, Talk-Story, & Closing Performance in Ross Hall

New York Botanical Garden Georgia O’Keeffe Closing Celebration Weekend

Garden Admission required – click “GET TICKETS” on the NYBG webpage above


Visions of Hawaii

* The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs.




HPS Products!


HPS has two DVDs available for purchase.
You can order them separately or save $5 when ordering as a 2-pack.


Hawaiian Room DVD

“The Hawaiian Room” DVD


Purchase price: $25 + shipping

The Hawaiian Room DVD

Note: The Paypal processing fee will be automatically added to online orders.


Click here to download the order form and purchase by mail.


Film by Ann Marie N. Kirk, Produced by Hula Preservation Society


Synopsis:   Between 1937-1966, hundreds of dancers, singers, and musicians from the Hawaiian isles became part of the incredible legacy of the pioneering Hawaiian Room, located at The Hotel Lexington in the heart of New York City. Over the course of three decades, The Room became an incomparable venue through which Aloha and Hawaiian culture were shared in vibrant and exciting New York City. Hear from the entertainers, dancers and patrons who made it such a special place, and be transported to a time in history when Hula, Hawaiian Music and Aloha enchanted New York!



HPS Voices DVD

“Voices of Our Kupuna” DVD


Purchase price: $30 + shipping 

Voices of our Kupuna DVD


Note: The Paypal processing fee will be automatically added to online orders. 


Click here to download the order form and purchase by mail.


Japanese subtitles are included on the DVD.


Synopsis: Released in 2011, Voices of Our Kūpuna was Hula Preservation Society's first DVD, a treasured gift for the eyes, ears, and heart. Created from a live program in July 2005 on the island of Maui, Voices features three of Hawai‘i's beloved late Kumu Hula (shown R to L): Auntie Nona Beamer, Uncle George Naope, and Auntie Kahili Long Cummings. This unique program captures their individuality, loving spirits, and playful natures, as they share important wisdom and valuable insights into hula, music, and Hawaiian culture, all of which they have used to educate countless people around the world. This is a must have for any hula person's library!



HPS Voices DVD 2-Pack

2-DVD Pack: Voices & The Hawaiian Room


Purchase price: $50 + shipping 

2-DVD Pack: "Voices of Our Kupuna" & "The Hawaiian Room"


Note: The Paypal processing fee will be automatically added to online orders. 


Japanese subtitles are included on the Voices DVD.

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