|Thursday Mar 23, 2023 7:30 PM - Saturday Mar 25, 2023 7:30 PM | $5.00
Walking The Old Boonton Line
In 2022, Wheeler took one last walk on the abandoned Erie tracks before they were ripped up in preparation for the Essex/Hudson Greenway. The drone images and video he captured on his hike from Montclair to Jersey City resulted in a book and movie about this epic local adventure. Released in October 2022 by Abandoned Books, Walking the Old Boonton Line is the definitive last look at this historic railroad before it gets paved over.
Wheeler will recreate his journey with a narrated video presentation at Silver Stream Studio in Montclair. Located at 594 Valley Road in "The Mews" courtyard behind Toros Restaurant, Silver Stream Studio is a recording studio and creative space for live entertainment. Audience members will be transported along the abandoned tracks of the Old Boonton Line on a guided virtual tour through the towns of Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus, and Jersey City, emerging from the Bergen Arches and ending up at the Hudson River Waterfront.
With over 20 years of experience walking the fringes of literature and photography, Wheeler is known for books about New Jersey and his compelling live readings. His knack for finding the hidden beauty in the devastation and decay of our urban environment shines through in his unique story-telling style.
After the video presentation, Wheeler will take questions from the audience and sign copies of his new book, Walking the Old Boonton Line.
Silver Stream Studio (View)
594 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07043
|Kid Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No