The annual Mayor's Cup Regatta takes place in July each year on the Esplanade of the Charles River where Corporate and Philanthropic teams of eight, with at least one person living with a disability, compete in Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Races. Live Well and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will be co-sponsoring a team, the Berklee Beats, scheduled to race at 11:00am.
Bring your friends and family to the Charles River for on-shore festivities including a Luau with Boston's top chefs, live entertainment, face painting, lei making and an award ceremony recognizing Best Times, Best Team Spirit, and Best Team Uniform, and raffle drawing. People are encouraged to pack a picnic or purchase a Luau lunch ticket for $25. Funds raised support AccesSportAmerica, a non-profit organization, inspiring higher function and fitness for children and adults living with challenges through high-challenge sports and training.
Music by Andy Kūlana:
With family ties to the island of Oahu, Andy developed an insatiable love for Hawaiian music and the finger style tradition of kī hōʻalu (slack key guitar.) For many years, he has returned to Hawaii to study with Hawaiian slack key guitar masters including Ozzie Kotani, Keola Beamer, George Kahumoku, Jr. and Raymond Kāne. Andy’s Hawaiian name, Kūlana, was given to him by songwriter, hula teacher and Hawaiian cultural authority, Auntie Nona Beamer.
Andy has performed Hawaiian music, solo or with other musicians, at a variety of events and venues in the New York tri-state area and beyond. His performances in Hawaii include Pakele Live! at the Willows, Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Theater, and the Japanese Cultural Center. Andy has performed at numerous locations and with countless talented and prominent musicians.
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