Monthly Archives: January 2012

Centennial Vision Update

The five finalists vying to redesign Navy Pier’s outdoor spaces will present their complete visions in an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) on February 2, 2012.  The concepts will also be displayed at multiple satellite locations around the city and online. Prior to the exhibition, a public presentation will take place on January…

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January 28 & 29 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. During Snow Days, come meet a couple of penguins from Shedd Aquarium in the Family Pavilion! You’ll be introduced to a couple of our outgoing penguins while one of Shedd’s trainers tells you fascinating facts about Shedd’s penguin population! About Magellanic Penguins  The boldly banded Magellanic…

Snow Days Chicago 2012: Snow Sculpting Competition Voting and Celebrity Judges!

Snow Days Chicago will include a panel of celebrity judges that will vote on first, second and third place winners amongst the professional teams. The winning team will receive $1,500; second place $1,000 and third place $500. This year’s judges: Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His work…

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While this winter has been a mild one… knock on wood… we know that the lack of direct sunlight and diminished time outside is still a bummer for many Chicagoans! However, Navy Pier has lots to see and do during the winter months, and January is no exception! There’s Strictly Sail Chicago and Snow Days…

Neighborhoods of the World - A Greek Journey in the Windy City on March 4!

Come one, come all! Experience Greece in the Windy City! Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World will introduce Greek culture to the city of Chicago on March 4 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Is everyone ready for this? I know we are; so dive right in and get ready to indulge in the rich…

Chicago Shakes: An Intimate Tempest

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The Feast: An Intimate Tempest Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater January 18 – March 11, 2012 Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be showing The Feast: An Intimate Tempest this Jan. 8 through March 11 at the Upstairs Theater. The bold collision of text with extraordinary objects and imagery ignites this muscular, innovative…

An Evening of Soul in Honor of Black History Month

Dust those dancing shoes off and head down to Navy Pier for An Evening of Soul in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens! Take your partner by the hand and get ready for a night of fun on the dance floor! Celebrate Chicago’s…

Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier: Amazing India

Come to Navy Pier and celebrate all the cultures that make Chicago amazing at Neighborhoods of the World! Take in the colorful array of sights and sounds as you explorevarious cultures in-depth every Sunday from Feb. 26-April 15 at Navy Pier. Enjoy free admission as you visit this all ages event in the Crystal Gardens…

Reduced Parking Rates at Navy Pier!

Save 25% to 58% on parking every day! November 1, 2011 – March 18, 2012 $14 Monday – Thursday before 5 p.m. $18 Friday – Sunday before 5 p.m. $10 After 5 p.m. seven days a week As Winter WonderFest has drawn to a close, and the holiday season’s cheer leads to that sinking feeling…

Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier

Sundays, February 26 – April 15 Crystal Gardens 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free Admission, All Ages  Navy Pier celebrates the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities in Neighborhoods of the World in Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens every Sunday, from February 26 to April 15, 2012! This event is FREE and open to the…