My friend Kris saw this street sign in Honolulu and thought of me, well because, I am in New Jersey. I posit that this is documented proof that “aloha” exists in the Garden State. After all, we have Hawaiian luaus, hula, and music.
In fact, the states of Hawaii and New Jersey do not only meet at the intersection of Palolo Ave and New Jersey Ave.
- Joseph Kekuku, inventor of the Hawaiian steel guitar, lived and is buried in Dover, NJ
- Barry Flanagan of HAPA is from Bergenfield, NJ
- Samuel Kamaka traveled with a group to perform in New York City in 1910, but became stranded and worked at vegetable produce farms in New Jersey hoping to earn enough money for passage home