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Pirates of Penzance – Tall Ship Windy | Navy Pier

Pirates of Penzance – Tall Ship Windy | Navy Pier

August 30, 2012

Dinner and a show, dinner cruise … feel a little old hat, right? If you think your date night or next family outing could use some oomph, then how about boarding the Tall Ship Windy for a night of sailing and opera! For four special nights, the nautical production The Pirates of Penzance will unfold […]

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BIGart @ Navy Pier | Navy Pier

BIGart @ Navy Pier | Navy Pier

August 29, 2012

Texas is no longer the only place to boast about big things, not when there is BIGart @ Navy Pier.   This year’s main piece, thanks to a partnership with the Gagosian Gallery, is Brushstroke Group by world-renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein.  Lichtenstein’s work, inspired by an early childhood love of comic strips, developed after his […]

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Before You Visit | Navy Pier

Before You Visit | Navy Pier

August 27, 2012

Summer may be winding down, but the activity at Navy Pier sure isn’t! Chicago’s favorite lakefront playground is open seven days a week and already has a packed calendar of events for the month of September. Before stopping by the Pier, here are a few things you should know:   Hours Navy Pier is open […]

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History | Navy Pier

History | Navy Pier

August 24, 2012

Navy Pier is the Midwest’s number one tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8 million visitors per year but most people don’t know the unique history associated with this tourist attraction.   Early History – Municipal Pier In 1916, Municipal Pier opened to the public as a home for freight and passenger docks.  Soon […]

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Gordon Matta-Clark’s Celebrated Garbage Wall to Highlight Chicago River at EXPO CHICAGO/2012

Gordon Matta-Clark’s Celebrated Garbage Wall to Highlight Chicago River at EXPO CHICAGO/2012

August 23, 2012

Garbage sourced directly from the Chicago, Illinois, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers will be used to create a high-profile installation for the inaugural EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, taking place at Navy Pier, September 20 – 23, 2012. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and gallerist Rhona Hoffman have worked to […]

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Exciting Rides at the Pier | Navy Pier

Exciting Rides at the Pier | Navy Pier

August 22, 2012

Navy Pier is the place to be in Chicago! Each year, over 8 million guests visit Navy Pier to enjoy the restaurants, shopping, entertainment and rides. Countless guests challenge the thrilling attractions that help make Navy Pier Chicago’s playground. Are you brave enough to conquer them?   The Ferris wheel Standing at 150 feet tall, […]

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Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon – Final Weeks | Navy Pier

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon – Final Weeks | Navy Pier

August 21, 2012

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon has been wowing audiences all summer long at The Pepsi® Skyline Stage® at Navy Pier®. The show has been called “Athletically mind-blowing” by Newcity and “Visually stunning” by Chicago Theatre Beat.  Hedy Weiss from the Chicago Sun-Times even said, “No doubt about it, this ‘Dragon’ breathes fire.” But what […]

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Cycling in Chicago: Bikes for Rent | Navy Pier

Cycling in Chicago: Bikes for Rent | Navy Pier

August 20, 2012

Chicago is a bike friendly city and if you don’t have your own set of wheels, you can rent one from Bike and Roll located just inside the main entrance to Navy Pier. Bike and Roll Chicago! Bike and Roll has been Chicago’s leading bicycle rental and tour company for over 18 years. They offer […]

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A Taste of Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

A Taste of Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

August 18, 2012

With only a few weeks remaining to witness the astonishing Cirque Shanghai – Year of the Dragon show at Navy Pier’s Pepsi® Skyline Stage, capture the flavor of the show’s Chinese heritage with this favorite recipe from director Miao Miao Chen. This dish is perfect for the end-of-summer season.   Traditional Steamed Fish 1 – […]

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Air & Water Show | Chicago

Air & Water Show | Chicago

August 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again! The Chicago Air and Water Show returns for another year of stunning performances taking place from August 17-20.   With great views, endless entertainment and delicious dining options, Navy Pier is the perfect place for visitors to see this free show. For 53 years the Air and Water show […]

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Announcing EXPO CHICAGO/2012 | Navy Pier

Announcing EXPO CHICAGO/2012 | Navy Pier

August 16, 2012

This September, we welcome you to discover EXPO CHICAGO – the Inaugural International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design. EXPO CHICAGO debuts September 20–23, 2012 in Festival Hall at Navy Pier, produced by Art Expositions LLC under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman.   EXPO CHICAGO will feature leading international galleries and offer a […]

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Independent Garden Center Show | Navy Pier

Independent Garden Center Show | Navy Pier

August 15, 2012

On August 21-23, Navy Pier will be home to the Independent Garden Show, the world’s largest educational resource for garden centers.   The IGC show serves as a source of inspiration for legions of garden center professionals who travel from all over the country to learn about new products, new ideas and meet face-to-face with […]

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Enter to Win a Cirque Shanghai Family Day | Navy Pier

Enter to Win a Cirque Shanghai Family Day | Navy Pier

August 14, 2012

Want to spend a family day on Navy Pier? Now is your chance to win a fun filled day on the pier!  Click HERE to enter to win a Family Day Fun Pack that includes 4 tickets to see Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon, admission for 4 to Navy Pier’s IMAX Theater and admission […]

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The Romantic Pier | Navy Pier

The Romantic Pier | Navy Pier

August 13, 2012

Want to impress or surprise your significant other this summer? Look no further than Navy Pier with its rides, attractions, restaurants, Ferris wheel and much more to help continue the spark. Remember, if you visit on a Wednesday or a Saturday, steal a smooch illuminated by Navy Pier’s spectacular fireworks display!     Have fun! […]

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Private Charters | Navy Pier

Private Charters | Navy Pier

August 10, 2012

Planning a party or gathering and looking for a unique location? Take to the water and book your next event on a chartered cruise departing from Navy Pier. Celebrate in style on beautiful Lake Michigan!   Anita Dee Yacht Charters For more than thirty years, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has provided private, individualized cruises, accommodating […]

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Fly High with Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

Fly High with Cirque Shanghai | Navy Pier

August 8, 2012

Energetic, exciting and intense! Cirque Shanghai is back at Navy Pier with an all-new show – Year of the Dragon. Only a few weeks remain to see Cirque Shanghai at the Pepsi® Skyline Stage before the curtain closes on September 3rd. Cirque Shanghai is an incredible show that features professional Chinese acrobats. These astonishing performers […]

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Landshark Beer Garden – August | Navy Pier

Landshark Beer Garden – August | Navy Pier

August 6, 2012

If you haven’t made it out to Navy Pier’s Landshark Beer Garden (link) then you haven’t experienced summer time in Chicago. With live music almost every night, this beer garden is the best place to go for cold drinks, delicious food and great entertainment!   Check out Chicago’s own 7th Heaven, one of the Midwest’s […]

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War of 1812 Bicentennial  | Navy Pier

War of 1812 Bicentennial | Navy Pier

August 3, 2012

U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy Ships to visit Chicago   Ships from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy are scheduled to visit Chicago in August during the Chicago Air and Water Show, as part of the Navy’s commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.   The […]

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Moms: What to do with kids? | Navy Pier

Moms: What to do with kids? | Navy Pier

August 1, 2012

Navy Pier has plenty of fun things for you and the kids to do before summer comes to a close and it’s back to school. Check out our tips for a great day at Navy Pier!   Beauty and the Beast- Chicago Shakespeare Theater Experience the Disney classic onstage at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Beloved […]

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