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Friends of Makalapa Park: Back-to-School Bash & Supply Drive, Saturday, August 3

The Friends of Makalapa Park are hosting a Back-to-School Bash and Supply Drive on Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Makalapa Neighborhood Park! From their announcement:

“Come join the Friends of Makalapa Park as we host a fun night for keiki to get ready for school! Get a haircut, ride a bike, shoot some hoops, adopt a plant, and play volleyball with your friends at the park as we gather supplies for a great school year.”

Friends of Makalapa Park

Bring your kids and have a great time as summer vacation comes to an end and the fall semester begins!

The Friends of Makalapa Park will also collecting school supplies at this event. Pencils, erasers, dry erase markers, umbrellas, shoes, water bottles, backpacks, and uniforms are needed.

Feel free to pass these event fliers on to anyone you think might be interested in this event:

Upcoming events (June 27-30)

Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest to the community:

June 27, 9am: Informational Briefing on Revised Primary Urban Center Development Plan

From Councilmember Cordero: The City Council’s Committee on Planning and theEconomy (P&E) will hold an informational briefing on Bill 24 (2024), Relating to the Revised Primary Urban CenterDevelopment Plan (PUC DP).

The Plan (available here) will guide public policy, investment, and decision-making related to development in the Primary Urban Center, which extends from Kāhala to Pearl City through Council Districts IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII, and includes nearly 20 neighborhood boards and community associations and organizations.


The full agenda is available here, and the briefing may be viewed in person, by Internet live streaming through, or by televised live broadcast on ʻŌlelo TV Channel 54.

June 28: 2024 Cool Down Fest at Makalapa Neighborhood Park

The Try Center is holding a free “Cool Down Fest” at Makalapa Neighborhood Park this Friday from 10am to 1pm at Makalapa Neighborhood Park. Information below!

June 29, 9-11am: Going Green E-waste recycling at Aiea Hongwanji

Aiea Honwanji (99-186 Puakala Street) is hosting an e-recycling event on Saturday, June 29 from 9-11am. Computers, scanners, TVs, printers, etc. will be accepted. See the flier below for a full list of accepted items:

June 30, 1-2:30 pm: Bon Dance practice at Aiea Hongwanji Mission Social Hall

Learn the bon dance (or get some practice in) before Aiea Hongwanji’s bon dance (happening on August 24, at 7pm) at the Hongwanji’s social hall from 1-2:30 pm! Please park in the back parking lot (i.e., not in front of the temple). Thank you!

June 2024 meeting

Our June 17, 2024 meeting will be virtual only, so please don’t come to the library because no one will be there! In addition, the meeting will begin at 6:00 PM instead of our usual 7:00 PM start time.

Files relating to the meeting will be posted here (none yet).

Photos from New Aloha Stadium Community Engagement Conference

On Monday, the NASED (New Aloha Stadium Entertainment District) held a community engagement conference at Aloha Stadium. Representatives of the Salt Lake and ʻAiea communities presented their aspirations, desires, and concerns for the new Aloha Stadium project to the priority-listed offerors. Representing the ʻAiea Community Association were Karen Higa, Kim Moa, and Aaron Johanson. Mahalo nui to all three of them for representing our community!

For more information about this event, see NASED’s website.

Photos below are courtesy Claire Tamamoto.

May 2024 meeting

The following are files distributed for the May 2024 meeting. More files will be added as they are received.

Aloha Ia Halewiliko

Please see the following information from EAH Housing regarding the Aloha Ia Halewiliko project (the new senior housing development going up above ʻAiea Library). If you or a family member is interested in eventually renting an affordable unit within the project, the post includes a link where you can register your interest.

Aloha Iā Halewilikō is a new affordable housing community for kūpuna in ‘Aiea. Formerly Halewilikō Highlands, this property is the culmination of community-driven planning, transforming the former Aiea Sugar Mill site.

Located at 99-385 Pōhai Place in ‘Aiea, Aloha Iā Halewilikō consists of 140 apartment homes, complemented by onsite amenities and tailored services. A central multi-purpose room serves as a vibrant hub of community life, where activities are overseen by an EAH Housing Resource Service Coordinator.

In collaboration with Lanakila Pacific, a nonprofit services provider, we’re excited to offer a variety of kūpuna services, from promoting healthy living to providing digital literacy support, and meal distribution.

Aloha Iā Halewilikō’s completion is expected in 2025. You can sign up to the interest list at to receive information once the formal lease-up process begins.

Mahalo to EAH Housing for this information!

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