Sunshine from Polynesia photo by Lydia Brewer

Sunshine from Polynesia

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday June 25, 2022, 12–2 pm
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Experience local music, art, and culture performances at Pier 62.

All ages welcome

Spotlight on the Waterfront engages audiences of all ages to experience music and visual performances along the new waterfront. Set on one of the city’s most scenic locations, Pier 62, this series provides audiences a chance to discover the region’s arts and culture.

This ‘pop-up’ program is a platform for local artists and cultural communities to introduce themselves, their songs, dance, and cultures, to a wide audience. These performances encourage a sense of spontaneity for neighbors, visitors and other community members along the downtown Seattle shoreline.

Inclement weather update: Sunshine From Polynesia’s performance on Friday, May 5 has been rescheduled to June 25, 12pm-2pm.

Sunshine from Polynesia photo by Lydia Brewer

Sunshine from Polynesia photo by Lydia Brewer

For over 30 years, Sunshine From Polynesia (SFP) has devoted itself to the teaching, performance and preservation of the truly unique and beautiful storytelling dance: the hula.

SFP was founded in 1978 as a performance company by Lita Hoke and her sister-in-law. In 1985 Lita added dance instruction out of her desire to teach her daughter, Stefanie, the art of hula. Neighborhood children became interested in learning and SFP evolved into a halau (dance school) where students of various generations come from all over the greater Seattle area.

Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.

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