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Around the World in Eight Weeks

Around the World in Eight Weeks

April 8, 2015

Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd is an entertaining yet educating series of events held each year at Navy Pier. For eight weeks each Sunday, a new group encompasses the Crystal Gardens with food, dance, and knowledge about its culture. This year was particularly special because artists Pete Nawara and Michael Pasier attended each […]

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Neighborhoods of the World Continues to Travel the Globe

Neighborhoods of the World Continues to Travel the Globe

February 24, 2015

February may be coming to a close, but Neighborhoods of The World presented by ComEd keeps circling the globe every Sunday through the end of March. Join us from noon to 3 p.m. inside the tropical oasis of the Crystal Gardens for this free, annual cultural celebration. Previously, we highlighted the cultures of Italy, India, […]

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Cultural Celebrations at Neighborhoods of the World

Cultural Celebrations at Neighborhoods of the World

January 6, 2015

For eight weeks starting in February 8, Navy Pier celebrates Chicago’s diverse cultures with the performance series Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd.  Come discover new cultures and celebrate your own through this special cultural gathering and revel in an afternoon of folk music, delicious cuisine, creative crafts, traditional clothing, and festive traditions. Neighborhoods […]

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Neighborhoods of the World 2014 Photo Recap

Neighborhoods of the World 2014 Photo Recap

April 10, 2014

Chicago has residents from almost every country around the globe, making it an absolute melting pot of cultures and ethnicities—and we think that’s something to celebrate! Over the past two months, we’ve been slowly weaving a rich, colorful tapestry made up of the diverse ethnic communities of Chicago at Neighborhoods of the World presented by […]

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Cultural Celebration at Neighborhoods of the World

Cultural Celebration at Neighborhoods of the World

February 28, 2014

Navy Pier knows that Chicago is bursting with culture of all kinds. To embrace and celebrate Chicago’s diversity, Navy Pier presents its fourth annual Neighborhoods of the World presented by ComEd! In the Crystal Gardens every Sunday through April 13, join Navy Pier in a weekly celebration of a different culture from around the globe […]

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Explore the Faraway Cultures at Neighborhoods of the World

Explore the Faraway Cultures at Neighborhoods of the World

January 27, 2014

It’s no surprise that Navy Pier offers seasonal festivals and cultural events year round, but did you know you could celebrate numerous diverse ethnic communities without the hassle and expense of traveling across the globe? What if someone told you this celebration isn’t just one day, but that it’s actually eight weeks long?  We know […]

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A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World

A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World

April 5, 2013

We’re sad to say it, but it’s time to face the facts. After another brilliant run at Navy Pier, our Neighborhoods of the World celebration series is coming to a close this Sunday, April 7. We can’t begin to express how proud we are of the diversity Navy Pier has been able to showcase during […]

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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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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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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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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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Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

February 22, 2013

Navy Pier is always proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities, which is why we’re so excited to be holding our third annual cultural tribute, Neighborhoods of the World! Over the course of eight Sundays, the public will have the chance to come to Navy Pier’s beautiful Crystal Gardens for an […]

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Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

February 15, 2013

“When in Rome,” or should we say, “When on Taylor Street.” Although Chicago is thousands of miles from Italy, we’re proud to have a little taste of Italian culture right here on Taylor Street AND at Navy Pier this Sunday during Neighborhoods of the World! If you’ve never been to Taylor Street, now’s the time […]

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Germania on the Pier!

Germania on the Pier!

April 12, 2012

This is it… the final day of Neighborhoods of the World has come! Do not miss out on your last chance to take a trip to a new and exciting country without ever leaving Chicago. Visit Navy Pier on April 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and experience Germany like never before, at Neighborhoods […]

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Swing into Spring at Navy Pier!

Swing into Spring at Navy Pier!

March 21, 2012

This Spring Break, Navy Pier’s Family Pavilion is transformed into an old-time town square. On the music stage, the Chicken or the Egg Orchestra plays all day everyday, featuring fiddle, banjo, bass, guitar and drums. Mother Goose and her friends act out stories by the Wishing Well, and play recess games along with the audience. […]

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Spring Staycation at Navy Pier!

Spring Staycation at Navy Pier!

March 8, 2012

It is almost time to kick off those boots and take off those heavy coats! Spring is just right around the corner! Although Chicago’s winter has been more mild that usual, it is always good to escape the cold! Plus, the kids are going to start begging to do things outside, because the weather is […]

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Neighborhoods of the World Begins!

Neighborhoods of the World Begins!

February 24, 2012

Have you always dreamed of traveling to immerse yourself in different cultures? Now you don’t have to go too far as Navy Pier is bringing eight different countries over two months to the heart of Chicago!  Sounds great, right? Navy Pier is hosting their Neighborhoods of the World series February 26 to April 15, beginning with […]

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Neighborhoods of the World – Africa in Chicago

Neighborhoods of the World – Africa in Chicago

February 20, 2012

Yes, you read it right! Since it is hard for many of us to travel to Africa we are bringing Africa to Chicago! Although it would be nice to go to Africa and explore, many of us are unable to visit for different reasons. So we will make you feel right at home! African history […]

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Neighborhoods of the World – Philippines

Neighborhoods of the World – Philippines

February 17, 2012

Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago Come out and celebrate the Philippine Fest Chicago (Piyesta Pinoy sa Chicago) at Navy Pier! Don’t know much about the Filipino culture? Then make sure you make your way out April 1 from 12 p.m- 5 p.m where you can immerse yourself in the Filipino culture! Philippines in Chicago Filipino’s began […]

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Neighborhoods Of the World – Bella Italia

Neighborhoods Of the World – Bella Italia

February 10, 2012

Enjoy a day in Italy here at Navy Pier! Neighborhoods of the World will introduce Italian culture to the city of Chicago on March 25, 2012 from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.! Take a journey and experience the rich culture of Italy at Navy Pier! Italian places and culture are around every corner of Chicago. Let us […]

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