Navy Pier is celebrating the quinceañeras of young ladies throughout the Chicagoland area with free professional group photos on the 15 of June, July and August this summer. The popular cultural destination has teamed up with the National Museum of Mexican Art to host a photo shoot for 15-year-old birthday girls on the base of the Pier’s Wave Wall staircase on the South Dock against the backdrop of the Centennial Wheel. Local young ladies are invited to gather at the Pier in their finest quinceañera dresses for a “class photo” along the lakefront with others celebrating the special milestone.
The photo shoots will take place at the Wave Wall stairs leading up to the Centennial Wheel at the following times each month:
All participating young ladies will receive a link to download a free digital copy of the photo, taken by a professional photographer, along with one complimentary ticket to ride the Centennial Wheel. The photo shoots will be followed by live musical performances from local Latin American bands for participants and guests to enjoy for free.
A popular Latin American tradition, quinceañera is a celebration of a girl’s coming of age, marking the transition from childhood to young adulthood in the Latin American culture. As a mission-driven cultural district, Navy Pier is proud to celebrate diversity and inclusion of people from all walks of life with free, year-round programs and offerings such as these.
This is just one of the many examples of Navy Pier’s commitment to raising its profile as a nonprofit, with continued focus on offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs, as outlined in the organization’s mission and values. As the Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration continues in 2017, the Pier looks forward to introducing more exciting and innovative year-round programming for guests to experience and enjoy for free. For more information on this and other special offerings at the Pier, please visit www.navypier.com.