Grab some pie in honor of the mathematical constant
**Due to the increasing concern over COVID-19, this event has been POSTPONED till further notice.
Next Saturday is March 14th, and you know what that means… Pi Day! You may remember from school that Pi is one of the most well-known mathematical constants. It is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or 3.141592654. It’s something math lovers celebrate every year on March 14. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is with Andrew Chun-Hori from Hawaiian Pie Company and Ben Balberdi with Kamehameha Schools to get the scoop on a special event celebrating the occasion.
Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Kai Street Fest will be taking place Saturday, March 14, 2020, on the corner of Kohou and Kaumualii Street from 3 – 8 p.m. The street fest is a free family event with ‘ono food from some of Hawaii’s finest food trucks such as Kealoha Seafood and Hawaiian Honey Cones. There will also be entertainment from Kimie Miner, Keikichella and youth dance groups. You don’t even have to worry about parking, but there’s free parking available at Honolulu Community College.
Hawaiian Pie Company will be there selling “mystery boxes” similar to fukubukuro. Pies could be anything from their most popular offerings to something the shop hasn’t featured on its menu yet! Hawaiian Pie Company will also be rolling out a wide selection of mini pies as well. To add to the festivities, the shop will be hosting a giveaway for tickets to see Don McLean — the artist known for the song “American Pie.” He’ll be performing live at the Blue Note Hawaii in April.
Pi Day wouldn’t be complete without a little fun with STEM education! The Kapalama Kai Street Fest will also feature a robotics exhibition with VEX Hawaii, Farrington and other schools in the area, as well as interactive STEM and cultural activities for the keiki.