Grunin Center Presents ‘Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon’

National Geographic’s Touring Speaker Series
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Sep 24, 2019
Courtesy of: Grunin Center

Toms River — Take a vicarious trip through the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, as National Geographic Live – National Geographic’s touring speaker series – brings “Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon” to the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The Grunin Center is located on the Ocean County College main campus, on College Drive in Toms River.

Writer Kevin Fedarko, who, along with photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride, documented his journey across the length of the Grand Canyon by foot in 2016, will take the audience through the duo’s estimated 750-mile thru-hike, which was documented in National Geographic magazine.

Fedarko lives in northern New Mexico and works as a part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. In addition to his travel narratives in Outside, where he worked as a senior editor, Fedarko’s work has appeared in Esquire, National Geographic Adventure and other publications, and was anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing in 2004 and 2006.

He earned a master’s of philosophy in Russian history at Oxford in 1990, and was a staff writer at Time magazine from 1991 to 1997, where his work helped garner an Overseas Press Club Award for a story on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

“With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century,” National Geographic Partners LCC explains. “Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world. ... In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.”

Tickets $27 for adults, and $22 for seniors and children.

For more information, visit Purchase tickets online at, or call the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500. —J.K.-H.

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