Hawaiian holiday

Is there anything hotter than Hawaii? The latest version of “Hawaii Five-O” is heading into its ninth season on TV, while a new version of “Magnum P.I.” comes to the tube this fall.

Meanwhile, back in March, we wrote about the New York Botanical Garden’s “Georgia O’Keeffe:  Visions of Hawai’i” (through Oct. 28), featuring 20 of the painter’s depictions of Hawaii – some of which have not been exhibited together since their 1940 debut at Alfred Stieglitz’s An American Place gallery in Manhattan– curated by Theresa Papanikolas, deputy director of art and programs at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

In conjunction with the show, the garden is hosting “Celebrate Hawai‘i Weekend: Music” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn how Hawaiian instruments like the ukulele and slack key guitar are made, enjoy hula performances by Dance Aloha and jam with all-star musicians.

And don’t forget to take in the exhibit, if you haven’t already done so, as it shows another aspect of O’Keeffe, famed for her desert works.

The New York Botanical Garden is at 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx.

Admission, which includes the exhibit and “Celebrate Hawai‘i Weekend: Music,” is $28; $25 for senior citizens and students; $12 for children ages 2 to 12; and free for children under age 2.

For more, visit nybg.org.

Georgette Gouveia

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