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Africa In Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

Africa In Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

March 29, 2013

With its rich history and large African American population, Bronzeville is a neighborhood like no other so we thought it was about time that we celebrated its culture here at Navy Pier! For the past month and a half, we’ve been hosting Neighborhoods of the World celebrations each Sunday. We love them because they give […]

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Easter in the Windy City!

Easter in the Windy City!

March 27, 2013

If you think church and spending hours searching for that hidden Easter basket or decorated eggs is all there is to Easter then think again! The city of Chicago is full of great brunches, lunches, and parties, and guess what?! You’re invited!! Of course the best Easter celebrations happen right here at the Pier! Stop […]

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Othello: The Remix | CST

Othello: The Remix | CST

March 25, 2013

When it comes to understanding a piece of difficult writing, sometimes putting it into your own words is the best method. That’s exactly what the exciting, young directing and composing duo, GQ and JQ, decided to do with Shakespeare. They take the dazzling work of the most well-known author in history and remake his plays […]

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Philippine Fest Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

Philippine Fest Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

March 22, 2013

If you haven’t been down to Navy Pier yet for Neighborhoods of the World, what are you waiting for?! Our third annual cultural celebration began on February 17 and continues through April 7, featuring the performances, art, and food of many different Chicago neighborhoods. Plus, each Sunday’s events are free! Next on the docket is […]

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Tinkering Lab | CCM

Tinkering Lab | CCM

March 20, 2013

Who needs Tinker Toys when your children can use real tools to make something spectacular! The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier just opened their brand new Tinkering Lab, a Do-It-Yourself workplace for families, which allows visitors to create something tangible with old-fashioned tools. The workshop is a primarily “no technology” zone, which can be […]

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Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

March 18, 2013

Here are just a few of the lovely photos we took at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! It was another terrific run– if you missed it again this year, you’ll just have to come out next year!

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It's the final weekend for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

It's the final weekend for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

March 15, 2013

It’s cold outside. But just snap your fingers and spring will appear, here at Navy Pier! We’ll green up your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s magnificent display gardens, full line-up of sensational seminar speakers and delicious “Garden Gourmet” cooking demonstrations. “The Art of Gardening” is a veritable crayon box […]

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Amazing India | Neighborhoods of the World

Amazing India | Neighborhoods of the World

March 15, 2013

There’s no need to hop a plane to the other side of the world when all of India’s splendors can be enjoyed right here in Chicago without having to eat, pray, or love anything (unless you want to of course). Anyone familiar with Devon Avenue on Chicago’s Northside has experienced the neighborhood’s vibrant colors, delicious […]

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Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

March 13, 2013

Spring is enjoying the most magnificent welcome at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, now through March 17 at Navy Pier! “The Art of Gardening” brings to life the beautiful connections between fine art, fresh flora,l and great gardens. This is gardening Chicago-style, so look for more raised beds, vertical plantings, and insightful ideas for […]

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St. Patty’s Day at the Pier!

St. Patty’s Day at the Pier!

March 13, 2013

Even if you aren’t Irish, it’s time to pull out those “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts because St. Patrick’s Day is just about here! In honor of everybody’s favorite Irish priest, get that green on (or risk pinching), get those beers in early, and get yourself downtown for a day of Irish dancing, bagpipe music, […]

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Learn from the Pros at “The Art of Gardening”

Learn from the Pros at “The Art of Gardening”

March 12, 2013

Today through Sunday, you can channel your inner Renoir at the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Among the many stunning highlights is “The Art of Floral,” an interpretive gallery exhibition where members of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) North Central Chapter honor the natural, and often romantic, affinity between […]

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NSHP Bilingual Job Fair | Navy Pier

NSHP Bilingual Job Fair | Navy Pier

March 11, 2013

Being bilingual is a gift, and in the workforce it’s definitely an advantage. But after working hard to perfect a second language, why does it seem so difficult to find a job that desires these skills? Where in the world are the businesses that need bilingual employees? On Thursday, March 14, Navy Pier will help […]

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Think Green!

Think Green!

March 8, 2013

Turn your thumb green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a visit to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier! On Saturday, March 16, jig your way over from the downtown parade on the free trolley from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier for some petal-packed St. Patty’s fun. At the show, Mariano’s Fresh […]

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Celebrate Lithuanian Independence | Neighborhoods of the World

Celebrate Lithuanian Independence | Neighborhoods of the World

March 8, 2013

Come celebrate Lithuanian Independence with Navy Pier this Sunday, March 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens!  Yes, it’s time for another Sunday full of Neighborhoods of the World festivities and we’ve got all the reason to celebrate here in Chicago! Believe it or not, our city possesses the largest Lithuanian […]

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The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

March 6, 2013

Whoever coined the term “April showers bring May flowers,” never heard of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Why wait until May to see flowers when they’re blooming right here at the Pier in early March!? Between March 9 and March 17, Navy Pier will open its doors to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show […]

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Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

March 4, 2013

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be blooming with more opportunities for education, inspiration, and motivation than ever before! “The Art of Gardening” will showcase a stunning palette to color all senses, plus offer more guidance with experts, demos, and hands-on workshops – everything you need to get outdoors and enhance your […]

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Celebrate Mexico | Neighborhoods of the World

Celebrate Mexico | Neighborhoods of the World

March 1, 2013

How many of you have spent a day in Little Village, affectionately known as the “Mexico of the Midwest”? Mexican culture in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods is going strong, which is why we’re honoring it here at Navy Pier on March 3 with Celebrate Mexico! We’re partnering up with the Consulate General of […]

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