Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pirates of Penzance - Tall Ship Windy | Navy Pier

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…

BIGart @ Navy Pier

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…

Navy Pier Shot

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…

History | Navy Pier

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…

EXPO Chicago/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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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,…

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon | Navy Pier

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…

BIke and Roll Chicago | Navy Pier

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…

A Taste of Cirque Shanghai | Miao Miao Chen

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 –…

Air & Water Show | Chicago

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…