Hurricane Iselle affects weekend events

Aug. 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Gov. Neil Abercrombie spoke during a press conference for Hurricane Iselle on Thursday afternoon.


Gov. Neil Abercrombie spoke during a press conference for Hurricane Iselle on Thursday afternoon.


Hurricanes Iselle and Julio may affect weekend events in Honolulu. For the latest updates, check directly with event organizers and websites, or follow @honolulupulse and @staradvfeatures on Twitter.

Below is a list of event updates, cancellations and closures; the newest updates are at the top of the list. Send event cancellation notices to

>> Tropics Tap House at Puck’s Alley will be closed on Friday and reopen Saturday at 11 a.m.

>> The 2014 Hawaii’s Official Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show has been rescheduled from Saturday and Sunday to Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 at Aloha Stadium. Call (808) 799-0535 or visit for more information.

>> The Polynesian Cultural Center will be closed Friday and is expected to reopen on Saturday for regular operating hours from 12 noon to 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise notified. Guests with previous reservations should contact their travel agent or the PCC ticket office from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HST at (808) 293-3333.

>> Zippy’s Kaimuki, Kalihi, Koko Marina, Waimalu and Nimitz will be closed on Friday and are tentatively scheduled to reopen Saturday morning. Visit for updates.

>> DJ Colette’s headlining performance at eleven44 on Friday has been postponed to Aug. 15.

>> Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii will be closed on Friday. The waterpark will be open for business as usual from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

>> Iolani Palace will be closed Friday through Sunday, reopening to visitors at 9 a.m. on Monday.

>> Ala Moana Center, Pearlridge Center, Ward Village and Kahala Mall will be closed Friday. The malls are tentatively set to reopen Saturday during regular business hours.

>> All YMCA of Honolulu branches — Atherton, Central, Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu‘uanu and Windward — will be closed Friday. For more information, visit and

>> Waimea Valley and the Proud Peacock restaurant will be closed Friday, with plans to reopen on Saturday. Go to the Waimea Valley Facebook page for additional information.

>> Kahala Mall’s Keiki Day has been postponed from Saturday to Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

>> The Jazz at Medici’s concert featuring Grant Carvalho, Emily Haswell and John Kolivas on Friday has been canceled.

>> The Honolulu Museum of Art will be closed at 2 p.m. Thursday and all-day Friday. This includes the museum, Spalding House, school and Doris Duke Theatre. For more information, call 532-8700 or visit

>> The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Summer Craft & Collectibles Fair and Gift Wrapping Workshop, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Aug. 16. For more information, call Christy Takamune (fair) at 945-7633 ext. 39 or Derrick Iwata (workshop) at 945-7633 ext. 25.

>> Shingon Shu Hawaii, located at 915 Sheridan St., has rescheduled its bon dance for Sept. 5 and 6.

>> Ballet Hawaii’s Friday performance of “Peter Pan” is canceled. Ticket holders will be accommodated with the best seats possible at Saturday night’s performance. For more information, visit

>> The Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila has been postponed to Aug. 30. Additional information will be available at

>> Saint Louis School will close its campus on Friday. All classes, extra-curricular and athletic activities are cancelled. The campus will be secured at 5 p.m. Thursday and all personnel and guests will be required to vacate the premises. Saint Louis School will continue to monitor weather advisories over the weekend and will update families and personnel as needed.

>> Diamond Head Theatre’s production of “Spamalot” scheduled for Friday has been canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the box office at (808) 733-0274.

>> The Jose Dynamite & Friends Comedy Show on Friday at O’Toole’s Irish Pub has been canceled.

>> First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii and Central Pacific Bank all have announced early bank closures for Thursday due to the approaching storm.

All eight First Hawaiian Bank branches on Hawaii island — Hilo, Honokaa, Kamehameha, Kamuela, Kealakekua, Kona, Pahoa and Waikoloa — will close at 11 a.m. Thursday due to the approaching storm. In addition, all eight First Hawaiian branches in Maui County — Kahana, Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Pukalani, Wailea, Wailuku and Lanai — will be closing at 2 p.m. Thursday. Branches are expected to open for business as usual on Friday once it has been deemed safe and any potential damages have been assessed.

Bank of Hawaii will close all 11 of its branches on Hawaii island 11 a.m. Thursday. Four are in West Hawaii and seven in East Hawaii. east has announced that it will be taking precautionary safety steps in light of Hurricane Iselle. In addition, all 14 branches in Maui County will close at 2 p.m. Thursday. Bank of Hawaii has 12 branches on Maui and one branch each on Lanai and Molokai. Branches will reopen when operations are determined to be safe for employees and the public.

Both of Central Pacific Bank’s branches on Hawaii island — Hilo and Kona — will close at noon Thursday. The status of operating hours for Friday will be announced after further assessment of the situation. Central Pacific is also closing all four of its Maui branches Thursday at 2 p.m. They are in Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina and Kahului.

>> Hawaii County offices will close at noon Thursday and remain closed all day Friday. Essential employees whose work involves crucial operations and services will remain on the job.

>> All Hawaii County parks and beach parks are closed until further notice.

>> All Hawaii County solid waste transfer stations and both the Hilo and Puuanahulu Landfills will close at noon on Thursday.

>> Mayor Alan Arakawa has declared a state of emergency for the entire County of Maui. The county will suspend Maui bus service. The state of emergency extends until further notice, the mayor says.

All county swimming pools will close at noon Thursday; Waiehu Golf Course will issue final tee times at noon Thursday and remain closed until further notice; all camping sites will be closed Thursday to Sunday; all community centers will be closed starting at noon Thursday; all county beach parks will be closed starting Thursday; and all other county parks will be closed from noon Thursday.

>> The Summit and Kipahulu Districts of Haleakala National Park will close at noon Thursday. The park will not open for sunrise viewing on Friday.

>> The Lihue Sunshine Market will not be held on Friday. The market will resume at its usual time, 3 p.m., Aug. 15 at the Vidinha Stadium parking lot.

>> Hawaiian Mission Houses rescheduled two performances of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Performances originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday will take place on Aug. 17 and 21. Other performances planned for Aug. 15, 16, 22 and 23 will take place as scheduled. Those holding reservations for Friday or Saturday are asked to contact Lisa Solomine at 447-3926 to reschedule.

>> The Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will be closed Friday.

>> Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului will close at 3 p.m. Thursday. Friday’s regularly scheduled farmers’ market and all weekend stage events have been canceled.

>> The Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed all state parks on Hawaii island, Maui and Molokai. Also closed are forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, forest hiking trails, and game management areas on Hawaii island and Maui.

Also closed is the Manoa Falls trail to hiking and Peacock Flats to hiking and camping.

All state parks on Oahu will be closed by 7:45 p.m. Thursday (Diamond Head will close at 6 p.m.) Scheduled to be closed on Oahu by 6 a.m. Thursday are state forest reserves, natural area reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and game management (public hunting) areas, and Na Ala Hele Trails. State forest camping areas will be closed. No camping and hunting permits will be issued.

By 6 p.m. Thursday, Kauai camping areas, including Waimea Canyon, Alakai Wilderness, Sugi Grove and Kawaikoi will be closed. The Division of State Parks also closed Napali Coast State Wilderness Park and the Kalalau trail. State parks, state forest reserves, natural area reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and game management (public hunting) areas, and Na Ala Hele Trails on Kauai will also be closed.

>> State offices in Maui County (Maui, Molokai and Lanai) will close at noon Thursday, and remain closed all day Friday.

>> State courthouses and judiciary offices on Hawaii island and Maui County will be closed beginning at noon on Thursday through Friday. The closures include the Children’s Justice Centers, Offices of the Public Guardian, and Driver’s Education Offices on Hawaii Island and Maui County. In addition, Drivers Education classes scheduled on Maui County for Thursday will be canceled. Family Court hearings scheduled at the Molokai Courthouse on Thursday and Friday will be rescheduled to Aug. 28 and 29.

>> All public schools on Hawaii island and in Maui County will be closed Thursday and Friday. All interscholastic athletic events and student activities are canceled at those schools.

>> All Kamehameha Schools educational programs and offices, including the campus at Keaau, KS Preschools islandwide, Resource Centers in West and East Hawaii, will be closed Thursday and Friday

Also closed on Thursday will be Kamehameha Schools educational programs and offices on Maui and Molokai, including the campus at Pukalani, KS Preschools on both islands, and the Resource Centers in Wailuku and at the Kulana ‘Oiwi Complex.

On Friday, Kamehameha’s Kapalama campus and all Oahu preschools will be closed.

>> Punahou School will be closed Friday.

>> Cole Academy preschools will be closed Friday.

>> The Remington College graduation ceremony at the Hawai’i Convention Center originally scheduled for Friday will be moved to Sept. 19.

>> Hawaii Community College and the UH Center, West Hawaii, will be closed Thursday and Friday. All scheduled activities are canceled. All campus operations are expected to resume on Monday.

>> The University of Hawaii at Hilo will be closed Thursday and Friday. All scheduled activities are canceled.

>> UH Maui College and its Education Centers in Hana, Lahaina and on Molokai and Lanai will close at noon Thursday and Friday. Weekend operations are suspended

>> Hawai’i Pacific University will close its campuses Friday and Saturday. The closures include HPU’s downtown and Hawaii Loa campuses, the Oceanic Institute of HPU at Makapuu Point, and all military base locations.

>> TheBus and Handi-Van will not be in service Friday. Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, TheBus will operate as a shuttle, providing free rides to passengers going to Oahu hurricane shelters. For details, go to

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