Monthly Archives: June 2013

Grab a Drink at the Pier!

A great and wise sage once declared that we are human “beings”.  We want to be somewhere, be something, be someone, belong. Navy Pier is the place to BE.  Right off of Lake Michigan and filled with all the energy and excitement of the Windy City, there’s no place like it! And some of the…

Summer Exhibits at CCM!

Summer is every kid’s favorite time of year. Warm weather, no homework, and tons of free time—sounds good to us! But while Mom and Dad would like the kids to get out of the house and into the backyard, kids have their own ideas on the best ways to spend summer vacation, and yes, that…

Inner Voices | CST

Sometimes the division between dreams and reality isn’t so clear-cut. If you’re Alberto Saporito, the title character of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s new play, Inner Voices, the division hardly exists at all. And that’s a pretty scary thing. Travel back in time with us and witness a man’s vivid dreams quickly turned into reality with Inner…

The Footwear Event 2013 | Navy Pier

Get ready to gear up and put your running shoes on, Chicago retailers— the Footwear Event 2013 is on its way to Chicago! Running June 23-26, the Footwear Event is a one-of-a-kind expo that provides shoe retailers and brands with the chance to showcase their latest styles and innovative designs at your very own Navy…

NLDA Summer Show | Navy Pier

Are you in the Travel Industry? If so, this is one event you CANNOT miss. The National Luggage Dealers Association is hosting its 10th Annual Summer Luggage, Gift, & Travel Goods Show at Navy Pier on June 20-21, the perfect event for industry professionals and travelers alike! This show is one of the largest of…

A Q&A with Cirque Shanghai director Miao Miao Chen

With 13 shows a week, Miao Miao Chen is on a tight schedule. The Cirque Shanghai director pauses for a quick lunch and a chat before the next performance of “Dragon’s Thunder,” the latest summer marvel from Cirque Shanghai. Miao Miao, now in her third year with the perennial Navy Pier-favorite, talks about her transition…

Family Guy at Gateway Park

Yes, it may be a little irreverent and sometimes the pop cultural references go over your head, but most of us have a place in our hearts for Family Guy, that hit Sunday night cartoon about a family of misfits from the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. There’s certainly no doubting Family Guy’s commercial…

Two Months to Tall Ships Chicago!

It feels like just yesterday that we made the big announcement that Tall Ships® would be returning to Chicago in August. And now we’re less than two months away! Are you getting pumped for the big TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®? Here’s what’s in store for you: On Wednesday, August 7, Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 presented by…

Navy Pier Intern's Experience

Being a summer intern at Navy Pier, I have been able to experience several aspects of the Pier in the summer time. Recently, my fellow intern and I were able to partake in a Shoreline Cruise. Being 21 years old, when I thought of an architecture cruise, I thought of boring useless information about buildings…

ASICS Volleyball Championship | Navy Pier

Get ready for a volleyball takeover at the Pier! From June 14-18, 448 junior volleyball teams are looking to bump, set, and spike their way to victory at the ASICS Junior National Championship, the oldest running mega volleyball event in the nation currently in its 38th year! Both junior boys and girls teams, ages 12-18,…