The distance between Hawaii and New York is nearly 5,000 miles so “New York Hawaiian” may seem like an oxymoron. But it is possible to find aloha in the Big Apple if you know where to look. Just like in my doctored photo above, if you take a step back from the New York hustle and bustle, you can uncover some “local” surprises.

Here is a quick list of New York Hawaiian things to get you started. Included herein are community organizations, restaurants, hula and music in New York, hopefully paving your way to urban aloha. Please post a comment if you have things to add.

My New York Hawaiian List

Listed in alphabetical order…





It’s your turn. If I’ve missed any of your favorite New York Hawaiian things, please share by leaving a comment.