Monthly Archives: March 2013

Africa In Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

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…

Easter in the Windy City!

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…

Othello: The Remix | CST

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…

Philippine Fest Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

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…

Tinkering Lab | CCM

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…

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

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!

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

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…

Amazing India | Neighborhoods of the World

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…

Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

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…

St. Patty’s Day at the Pier!

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,…