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It's a New River Summer Cruise

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Chicago River's Summer Cruise on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  For the first time, we journey northbound past the North Avenue bridge to feature speaker pop ups on the new Riverwalk, urban design, transitions between industry and recreation. As such, this year's theme is "It's a New River". With food, open bar, and a surprise performance, Friends' Summer Cruise is generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsors PepsiCo and the Wendella Sightseeing Company, and benefits Friends' McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.

You can buy your tickets here. Contact Josh Coles,,  if you are interested in learning more about Cruise Sponsorship opportunities and the associated benefits including tickets. 

Presenting Sponsors:
PepsiCo, Wendella Sightseeing Company

Lead Sponsors:
The PrivateBank, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Clark Construction, The Wrigley Building, WSP USA, Entertainment Cruises, McHugh Construction

Thornton Tomasetti, Linn-Mathes, Continental Electrical Construction Company

In-kind Donations:
Inspired by Catering and Events, Seoul Taco, MillerCoors, The Lodge Management Group/the Redhead Piano Bar, ProArc

Lastly, to reserve your parking spot for the event, visit the Wendella Boats SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Chicago – learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code BRIDGEHOUSE5 for an extra $5 off your first park!