HONOLULU (Sept. 30, 2015) – Ward Village®, a neighborhood being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), and Patagonia® will host surfing legend Gerry Lopez for two free events on Saturday, Oct. 10, including a yoga class and talk story session.
“The Ward Village neighborhood is designed around healthy and sustainable living, which is central to our growing community in Honolulu,” said Race Randle, Vice President of Development at Ward Village. “We are honored to welcome Gerry Lopez, an icon in the surfing community and a true embodiment of the healthy, active, coastal lifestyle to Ward Village for these exciting events.”
The public is invited to meet Lopez at two events on Saturday, Oct. 10. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lopez will host a yoga class for practitioners of all levels. Later that evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Lopez will host a talk story session and book signing of his book, “Surf Is Where You Find It,” a collection of essays about his surfing experiences. Both events will be held in the courtyard of the Ward Village Information Center (former IBM Building). Admission is free, with registration required and available here.
“Surfing and yoga teach us about living a life in harmony with nature,” said Gerry Lopez. “Every time we paddle out or stand on our mat, there is something to be learned.”
Lopez, who was born in Honolulu, is widely recognized as the best tube rider in the world. Known to many as “Mr. Pipeline,” he won the Pipeline Masters competition in 1972 and 1973, which has since been named the Gerry Lopez Pipeline Masters. He is also a surfboard designer and shaper and has played an important role in the industry of commercial surfboard manufacturing. He has worked as an actor in several films and is an ambassador for Patagonia.
As Hawai‘i’s only LEED for Neighborhood Development Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious sustainability certification, Ward Village will employ its wholesome lifestyle with pedestrian-friendly streets, a convenient grocery store, daily needs retail, new parks and open spaces, shaded sidewalks, and more, which can already be experienced firsthand on Auahi Street alongside TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and Pier 1 Imports.
Ward Village also hosts complimentary yoga sessions regularly at its Ward Village Yoga Series, held every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ward Village Information Center Courtyard. Each class welcomes up to 50 yogis of all skill levels on a first come, first served basis for a fun, fast-paced session with CorePower Yoga instructors. For more information, visit www.wardvilage.com/yoga.
For more information regarding these events, visit www.wardvillageshops.com/events.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master-planned community located in the heart of Honolulu between downtown and Waikiki in the Kaka‘ako district. The first phase of Ward Village, including two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – will transform the area into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a diverse collection of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
The second phase includes the extraordinary Gateway Towers residences on Ala Moana Boulevard, which will bring the architecture of renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. It also includes Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street, a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower whose retail offerings include a flagship Whole Foods Market.
Ward Village is Hawai‘i’s only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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