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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, July 1, 2006

Honolulu's big birthday bash

Advertiser Staff

Honolulu through the years: The Honolulu Advertiser building as seen in 1947, when a street went through what is now the Civic Center grounds. The city celebrates its 100th birthday tomorrow.

Advertiser archive photos

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HONOLULU ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY DAY

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow

Honolulu Hale

Free, 275-3030, www.honolulupride.com

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The old Central Union Church in an undated photo.

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The old Civic Auditorium at King and Sheridan streets, torn down in 1974.

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An undated photo of Bishop National Bank, which later became First Hawaiian Bank, at King and Bishop streets.

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The city and The Honolulu Advertiser are throwing a milestone birthday and anniversary party (100 years for the city, 150 for the newspaper) and everyone is invited.

On the menu:

  • A really, really big cake. At 15 feet by 18 feet, the confection created by The Patisserie (see stats, right) can feed 10,000 attendees a free slice for everyone, served at 11:30 a.m. And 10,000 free cups of ice cream from Meadow Gold. Bring your cameras!

  • The documentary "Ho-nolulu: 100 Years in the Making," screening repeatedly in the Mission Memorial Auditorium. You can also catch a screening at tonight's Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki; see story on this page.

  • Food booths, including Kazi Foods' fried chicken and corn on the cob, Zippy's chili and Shanghai Bistro's sugarcane shrimp on jasmine rice.

  • Lots of entertainment:

    10:30 a.m. Roland Cazimero and Friends

    11:20 a.m. Navy Pacific Fleet Band

    12:05 p.m. Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom

    1:25 p.m. Brother Noland

    2:20 p.m. Sean Na'auao

    3:05 p.m. Squirrel Hunters

  • Keiki activities such as inflatables and rides.

  • About a dozen organizations, including the Hawaiian Humane Society and Diamond Head Theatre, will offer activities as they showcase their programs.

  • The contents of a time capsule, to be opened in 100 years, will be announced at 1:05 p.m. Among them will be Advertiser readers' song suggestions and other items that reflect the Hawai'i of the past 150 years.

    Where to park? Street parking is free, and so is the Civic Center parking lot at Beretania and Alapa'i streets.


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    ONE BIG CAKE

    The stats on The Advertiser's 150th anniversary birthday cake:

    Cake flour: 400+ pounds

    Sugar: 180+ pounds

    Eggs: 150+ pounds

    Vanilla extract: about 1 gallon

    Butter, shortening: 136+ pounds

    Days spent baking: 2

    Number of sheet cakes: 108

    Finished cake: 15 feet x 18 feet

    Weight: 1,000+ pounds

    Assembly crew: 10 people

    Number of cakes this size
    The Patisserie has made: 0