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Navy Pier Official Statement Regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019

As concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to rise across the nation, Navy Pier is maintaining regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Public Health and other appropriate local authorities to closely monitor the status of the outbreak, especially in the Chicagoland area. As always, the […]

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As concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to rise across the nation, Navy Pier is maintaining regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chicago Public Health and other appropriate local authorities to closely monitor the status of the outbreak, especially in the Chicagoland area.

As always, the safety and well-being of Navy Pier staff, partners and guests is our top priority. We continue to encourage all to remain vigilant and take standard health precautions, such as consistent hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, covering coughs and sneezes, and following other routine hygiene protocols.

While Navy Pier’s standard cleaning procedures are always thorough, our staff has increased attention on the disinfection of high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, elevators/escalators and bathrooms, following recommendations from the CDC and local authorities. As an additional measure, 21 hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed across the Pier and can be located here.

Those who are ill or experiencing influenza-like symptoms are advised to stay home and away from public spaces. If you believe you or someone you know may have COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms, please contact your health care provider to make arrangements for an assessment.

Navy Pier will continue to closely monitor the situation, so that we can quickly make adjustments should the CDC or local authorities recommend different or amended procedures and precautionary measures. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website or Chicago Public Health website.

Navy Pier Hosts Chicago Debut of Nick Cave’s “The Let Go”

Free, temporary public art installation and dance-based town hall invites the community to “let go” at the Pier’s Festival Hall from April 3 through 12.

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CHICAGO – Navy Pier, Chicago’s year-round lakefront destination, invites guests and the community to come and “let go” through dance and movement at The Let Go – a free, immersive and interactive performance installation in Festival Hall A from Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12, which coincides with Chicago Dance Month in April.

Created by internationally-acclaimed and Chicago-based artist Nick Cave, the installation is presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, and the Park Avenue Armory, who originally commissioned the work and debuted it in New York City in 2018. This dance-based town hall – part art installation, part music venue and part dance club – will allow for social gatherings and be activated by “Chase,” a multi- colored, 40-foot high, 100-foot-long mylar sculpture that glides across the dance floor. People of all ages are invited to explore art through movement, release their creative energy, celebrate independence and engage with the community.

“It’s important for me that my work connects with people, all people. I see my art as a platform that invites everyone to share a collective experience,” said artist Nick Cave. “For me, Navy Pier is the perfect space for The Let Go because of its magnetic pull on so many different populations and the destination’s ability to bring people from all over together.”

As part of The Let Go’s Chicago debut and Nick Cave’s return to Navy Pier, the space will further be activated by “dance instigators,” who will liven the crowd through performance and lead group dances regularly. The installation will also feature Chicago’s top house music DJs live each day to celebrate the city’s rich history of house music and create a festive and exciting atmosphere. DJs performing at The Let Go include Steve Miggidy Maestro, Lady D, Duane Powell, Chosen Few DJs (Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter, Wayne Williams & Alan King, Mike Dunn), Cordell Johnson, Dee Jay Alicia, DJ All the Way Kay, Czarina Mirani, Sadie Rock, DJ Diz, Jesse De La Pena, Ron Carroll, DJ Heather, DJ Milty Evans, Celestethedj, DJ Love Bug and John Simmons, as well as playlists provided by WBEZ’s Vocalo. Additionally, as a way to introduce Chicago to Chicago, many groups and organizations across the city will be invited to use the space at set times to create, commune or just let go.

“Navy Pier is thrilled to welcome back Nick Cave, one of the most imaginative, innovative and inclusive artists in the world, to present The Let Go,” said Michelle T. Boone, Navy Pier’s Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer. “As the ‘People’s Pier,’ this installation allows for families, art lovers, dancers, and adults and children of all ages to experience a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Nick’s latest installation featured in his hometown for the first time.”

This multi-disciplinary experience is supported by generous grants from Choose Chicago, The Joyce Foundation and Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz.

The Let Go will be free and open to the general public during the following dates and times:

April 3: 7 – 11 p.m. | April 4: Noon – 10 p.m. | April 5: Noon – 6 p.m. | April 8: Noon – 8 p.m. | April 9: Noon – 5 p.m. | April 10: Noon – 6 p.m. | April 11: Noon – 11 p.m. | April 12: Noon – 5 p.m.

While admission to The Let Go is free, there will also be two ticketed special events to support and energize the project. Chicagoans are invited to attend the Freedom Ball on Thursday, April 9 from 7 p.m. to midnight, an evening celebration of art, house music, fashion, creativity and the power of community, featuring a competitive costume runway show with cash prizes totaling $15,000 awarded by a panel of guest celebrity judges. At the Artist Response Night, the second premiere event of The Let Go on Friday, April 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight, artists of different mediums, invited by Nick Cave, are asked to respond to “Chase” and interpret and create a site specific performance, including Chicago-based poet and spoken word performer avery r. young and “The Empress of Soul” entertainer and songwriter Terisa Griffin. Tickets are available online here respectively (Freedom Ball; Artist Response Night) as well as at the door. Bundle ticket pricing options are available on Eventbrite. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance and additional event details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

To illuminate The Let Go, EXPO CHICAGO will host a symposium as part of /Dialogues in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the SAIC Ballroom, featuring Nick Cave in conversation with others to be announced.

“The exposition’s year-round international program for panel discussions, /Dialogues, will return to Chicago this Spring on the occasion of this momentous installation at Navy Pier,” said Stephanie Cristello, EXPO CHICAGO Artistic Director. “The Symposium will provide a platform for critical discussion and context with Cave, one of the leading artists in the United States working in Chicago, through a multi-part conversation that delves into the concept of The Let Go, and the local histories embedded within the work.”

As a mission-driven nonprofit, The Let Go is part of Navy Pier’s free, year-round arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. In addition to attending The Let Go, guests are encouraged to check out other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, attractions and more. For more information, please visit www.navypier.org.

PHOTOS: The Let Go | Credit: See file name(s) for photo credit


About Nick Cave

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of media inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Cave also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Two exhibitions related to The Let Go will be presented at Jack Shainman Gallery: Weather or Not in May 2018 and If a Tree Falls in November 2018. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Nick Cave: Feat. (The Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2018); Nick Cave: Until (Mass MoCA, 2017); Nick Cave (Telfair Museums, 2017); Spotted by Nick Cave (artspace 2016); Nick Cave: Here Hear (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2015); Currents 109: Nick Cave (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2014); Nick Cave: Sojourn (Denver Art Museum, 2013); and HEARD•NY in New York’s Grand Central Terminal (2013).

About Park Avenue Armory

Part palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York by enabling artists to create, students to explore, and audiences to experience, unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and an array of period rooms, the Armory offers a platform for creativity across all art forms. Together, these and other spaces within the historic building utilized for arts programming comprise the Thompson Arts Center.

Since its first production in September 2007, the Armory has organized and commissioned immersive performances, installations, and cross-disciplinary collaborations in its Drill Hall that defy conventional categorization and challenge artists to push the boundaries of their practice. In its historic period rooms, the Armory presents its acclaimed Recital Series, which showcases musical talent from across the globe and the new Artists Studio series, which features innovative artists and artistic pairings. The Armory also supports artists across genres in the creation and development of new work through its annual Artist-in-Residence program, which each year offers several artists space and resources to produce new works and present them as part of the Armory’s programming.

About EXPO CHICAGO
Opening the fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art features leading international galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for contemporary art and culture. Hosted within Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, EXPO CHICAGO’s ninth edition will take place September 24 – 27, 2020. EXPO CHICAGO presents a diverse program, including /Dialogues (presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Exchange by Northern Trust, an unrivaled talks program for both public and VIP audiences; IN/SITU, dynamic on-site installations highlighting large-scale sculpture, film, and site-specific work; and major public art initiatives, including IN/SITU Outside, public art installed throughout Chicago Park District locations, and OVERRIDE, a curated selection of international artists throughout the city’s digital billboard network. The EXPO CHICAGO program also features an unprecedented commitment to host curatorial initiatives during the exposition, including the Curatorial Forum in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI), and the Curatorial Exchange, which partners with foreign agencies and consulates to expand the exposition’s global reach. EXPO CHICAGO is the publisher of THE SEEN, Chicago’s only international journal of contemporary and modern art criticism, online and in print. EXPO CHICAGO is presented by Art Expositions, LLC. Under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while highlighting the region’s contemporary arts community and inspiring its collector base. For more information on EXPO CHICAGO and EXPO ART WEEK (September 21 – 27, 2020) visit expochicago.com.

About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with a year-round rooftop bar, Offshore (now open), and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Navy Pier Introduces First-Ever Winter Music Series This February

Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination expands its free arts and cultural programming with new, four-part indoor music series, running from February 6 through 27.

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CHICAGONavy Pier, Chicago’s year-round non-profit destination, presents its newest free program, Winter Music Series, to showcase an eclectic mix of live music from local artists and ensembles each Thursday evening in February. Escape the cold, grab a drink to-go from one of Navy Pier’s on-site restaurants, and enjoy a diverse set of musical offerings in the botanical setting of Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.

Ranging from jazz and classical to Latin styles, the series kicks off with La Peña Orchestra and their repertoire of Cuban and South American dance bands spanning the 1930s – 1960s performing styles such as Cumbia, Danzón, Bolero, Cha, and Mambo, followed by Clif Wallace Big Band performing arrangements of 90s R&B music. The third performance from Chicago-based super-group Eighth Blackbird will bring the internationally acclaimed and Grammy award-winning band to the People’s Pier. Sounds from female bluegrass quartet Fox Crossing Stringband will conclude the four-part event.

Full schedule for Winter Music Series:
La Peña Orchestra | Thursday, Feb. 6 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Crystal Gardens
Clif Wallace Big Band | Thursday, Feb. 13 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Crystal Gardens
Eighth Blackbird | Thursday, Feb. 20 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion
Fox Crossing Stringband | Thursday, Feb. 27 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Crystal Gardens

Events are subject to change. Check Navy Pier’s website for the latest information.

In addition, Navy Pier’s free arts and cultural programming this season includes Global Connections Presented by ComEd, Stroller Grooves in partnership with Chicago Children’s Museum, and more. From February 14 through 16, Navy Pier will also serve as host to the NBA Crossover, presented in conjunction with marquee partner AT&T. The immersive and engaging pop culture event coinciding with the NBA All-Star Weekend will feature product drops from top brands, NBA player appearances, celebrity and influencer sightings and musical performances. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Winter Music Series is part of Navy Pier’s free, year-round arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. In addition to attending Winter Music Series, guests are encouraged to check out other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, attractions and more, including the year-round Centennial Wheel. For more information, please visit www.navypier.org.

PHOTOS: Winter Music Series | Credit: Navy Pier


About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top non-for-profit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with a year-round rooftop bar, Offshore (now open), and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Navy Pier Welcomes New Event Management Partners

Leading venue management and hospitality provider, Spectra, in partnership with food and beverage provider, Levy, to help attract and elevate hosted events and experiences at Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination in 2020

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier announced today a new partnership with Spectra, one of the nation’s leading venue management and hospitality providers, for the management of its popular East End event facilities – including the Aon Grand Ballroom, Festival Hall, Lakeview Terrace and other event spaces.

Effective Monday, February 3, the Midwest’s iconic lakefront destination will team up with Spectra as part of a multiyear partnership to manage the booking, coordination and client service aspects of the Pier’s East End facilities, which have served as host to some of Chicago’s most popular events, such as Chicago Flower & Garden Show, EXPO Chicago, SOFA, Chicago Toy & Game Fair and more. As part of the management agreement, Spectra will offer food and beverage service provided by Levy, the industry leader in sports and entertainment hospitality. With the establishment of this new partnership, Navy Pier is poised to attract exciting new opportunities to the city and venue, while augmenting existing events and experiences.

“As we continue to elevate the People’s Pier and enhance the overall guest experience, we are pleased to welcome Spectra and Levy to the Navy Pier family to help us drive innovative solutions in the oversight of the Pier’s iconic event spaces,” said Marilynn Gardner, President and CEO of Navy Pier. “With their partnership and expertise, I am confident that Navy Pier will continue to reinforce its stature as one of the most sought-after venues throughout the region and beyond.”

Spectra’s expertise includes venue management, partnerships, food services and hospitality, and their holistic approach has been proven successful at nearly 350 venues throughout the country – including 60 iconic convention facilities, such as Dallas Fair Park, Iowa Events Center, Miami Beach Convention Center and more.

“Chicago is one of the largest convention markets in the country, and we want to ensure Navy Pier is at the epicenter,” said JoyceLeveston, Spectra’s senior vice president, convention centers. “Spectra manages properties across North America and globally that are similar in scale, history and importance to the community as the ‘People’s Pier.’ We look forward to connecting with residents and local businesses to showcase this unique venue and cultural destination that is important to the region’s economic growth.”

Levy’s expertise in creating food, beverage and hospitality experiences at major entertainment and sports venues, from 100,000-seat stadiums to Michelin-star restaurants, will take culinary offerings at Navy Pier events to new heights. Levy also plays a prominent role in the Chicago culinary community through its acclaimed restaurants – Spiaggia, Café Spiaggia, River Roast, and Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap – and partnerships at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, and United Center, among other venues. 

“Navy Pier ranks among the most iconic entertainment destinations and cultural experiences, not just in Chicago, but around the world,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy. “We share Navy Pier’s passion for the city we both call home. We are Chicago-proud restaurateurs and excited about this partnership that will create truly memorable experiences for each and every guest, whether attending a private outing or high-profile event.”

The partnership comes at an exciting time at Navy Pier as the treasured Midwestern destination continues to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts, including the Summer 2020 opening of The Sable at Navy Pier – a 220-room Hilton hotel with a year-round rooftop bar, Offshore (now open) – new on-site partner establishments and more. In addition, the Pier continues to host more than 250 free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and around the globe. For more information, please visit www.navypier.org.                                                                                                                                                   

PHOTOS: Navy Pier East End Spaces (credits provided within respective files)


About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Levy
The disruptor in defining hospitality experiences in entertainment, cultural and sports venues, Levy is recognized as the market leader and most critically acclaimed hospitality company in its industry. Twice named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine and one of the top three Best Employers for Diversity in America by Forbes, Levy’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants; iconic sports and entertainment venues, zoos and cultural institutions, theaters, and convention centers; as well as the Super Bowl, Grammy Awards, PGA Championship, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, and MLS All-Star Games. For more, visit www.levyrestaurants.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top non-for-profit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with a year-round rooftop bar,Offshore (now open), and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Navy Pier Hosts Third Annual Global Connections Presented by ComEd

Free, annual three-part series highlighting cultural and ethnic celebrations returns with Chinese New Year (1/25), Carnivale (2/23) and Holi (3/14).

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CHICAGO — Celebrate the diverse people and cultures that make up Chicago’s vibrant community with Global Connections Presented by ComEd, a free, annual three-part series held at Navy Pier on January 25, February 23 and March 14. Each of the three events in this series – Chinese New Year, Carnivale and Holi – will feature music, dance, art and more from a variety of cultures, promising an exciting and enriching experience for all ages and backgrounds.

On Saturday, January 25, guests are invited to ring in the “Year of the Rat” with a traditional Chinese New Year celebration in partnership with the Chinese Fine Arts Society. This lively display of cultural expression features festive décor, bold costumes, customary music, interactive arts and crafts, and more. Authentic Chinese cuisine from New Furama Restaurant will be available for purchase. The program also includes performances by the Cheng Da Drum Team, Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance Team, martial arts performances and many other exciting acts.

On Sunday, February 23, join Navy Pier for the second part of the series: International Carnivale Celebration. The fun and festive tradition of Carnivale – celebrated in many parts of the world, including Brazil, Italy, Trinidad and Tobago, New Orleans and more – will be brought to life with vibrant art, music, food and dance from across the globe.

On Saturday, March 14, the series will conclude on a colorful note with Holi, one of Chicago’s largest celebrations of the Hindu “festival of colors.” Guests are invited to revel in the color throwing tradition in the East End Plaza, a signature part of Holi. Colored powder will be available for purchase while supplies last and must only be used in the East End Plaza. The celebration will also be complemented by live music, dance, food and more in the Aon Grand Ballroom.

Full schedule for Global Connections Presented by ComEd:
Chinese New Year | Saturday, Jan. 25 | 1 – 5 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom
International Carnivale | Sunday, Feb. 23 | 1 – 5 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom
Holi | Saturday, March 14 | 1 – 5 p.m. | Aon Grand Ballroom and East End Plaza

Please note, additional artists and entertainment are to be announced and events are subject to change. Check Navy Pier’s website for the latest information.

Global Connections Presented by ComEd is part of Navy Pier’s free, year-round arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. In addition to attending Global Connections Presented by ComEd, guests are encouraged to check out other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, attractions and more. For more information, please visitwww.navypier.org. 

PHOTOS: Global Connections Presented by ComEd | Credit: James Richards IV


 About ComEd

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top non-for-profit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming nearly 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with rooftop bar Offshore (now open) – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe.Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

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