HONOLULU – The 19th Annual Children and Youth Day will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol and its surrounding areas, Iolani Palace grounds, Punchbowl Street, the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Kalanimoku Building grounds, and The Frank F. Fasi Civic Center.
Children, teens and families will have the chance to enjoy over three hundred interactive, educational and fun activities sponsored by community organizations. They will also be able to learn about the services and programs that are committed to keeping children and youth in their community excited about learning and exploring their talents and interests while keeping them healthy and safe. There will also be six stages of great entertainment and more than a dozen food vendors.
Other highlights include:
• BrushBots Workshop
• Guided tours of Iolani Palace, The Governor’s Office and King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
• Dozens of rides, bouncers and games (Thor’s Mountain, Mad Twister, Bungee Trampoline, Bulls Soccer Stadium, HI Ultimate Frisbee, Wild One Obstacle Course, Crazy Mountain, Rush Soccer, Train Stations, Rope-A-Phobia, Mad Hatter Climbing Wall, USTA Tennis Courts, Yu-Gi-Oh and more!)
• Oversized displays and demonstrations (HFD’s Keiki House, Ancient World of Europe, Ancient Warriors of Asia, Samadha Aerial Acrobatics, Martial Arts, State Sheriffs, Honolulu Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Hawaii Civil Air Patrol Glider, Youth Football clinic, Tennis and Basketball clinics and more!)
For almost two decades, Children and Youth Day has become a wonderful and meaningful way for our community to honor Hawaii’s keiki and opio,” said Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, the event’s chair. “This event is a great opportunity for families to be together, enjoy each other’s company and learn together about the community resources available for the healthy development of our children and youth. This event creates wonderful memories for our children and families that will last a lifetime.” Senator Chun Oakland also Co-Chairs Children and Youth Month with Representative John Mizuno.
FREE PARKING will be available at all neighboring State and County public parking lots and Central Middle School.
Last year, about 50-thousand people attended the event, which has grown to become one of the largest community celebrations in the State since its inception. Children and Youth Day was established by law in 1993 as the first Sunday of every October. The event kicks off Children & Youth Month, which was established by law in 1997. For more information, please call Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland’s office at 586-6130, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.HawaiiCYD.org
Posted by Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus