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September 20, 2019

National Geographic Live! and OCC’s Grunin Center Announce Writer Kevin Fedarko in Toms River, NJ

"National Geographic Live" photo of the Grand Canyon by Peter McBride

Tickets on sale now for “Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon” with Kevin Fedarko

TOMS RIVER, NJ (SEPTEMBER 202019)—National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts are proud to announce “Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon” with writer Kevin Fedarko, who, along with photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride, documented his journey across the length of the Grand Canyon by foot in 2016. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. ThursdayOctober 32019, at the Grunin Center, located on the Ocean County College campus.

In September 2016, Fedarko and McBride’s completion of an estimated 750 -mile thru-hike of the Grand Canyon was documented in National Geographicmagazine.

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 EsquireNational Geographic Adventure, and other publications, and was anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing in 2004 and 2006. Fedarko was a staff writer at Time magazine from 1991-1997, where his work helped garner an Overseas Press Club Award for a story on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Fedarko earned a Master’s of Philosophy in Russian history at Oxford in 1990.

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. 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. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world, including, Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration on-stage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit natgeolive.com.

For tickets and information, please call 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.

Media Contacts

Juliet Kaszas-Hoch, occpressrelease@ocean.edu

National Geographic Pressroom, pressroom@natgeo.com / (202) 912-6799

About the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts 

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore. Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. Music performances of all genres, theatre, film, and dance make their way to the Grunin Center stage each season. The Grunin Center is also the home to young performers from various educational performing arts organizations, including Ocean County College students from the performing arts and fine arts programs, and the Ocean Countyand NJ StateTeen Arts Festivals. Our Art Galleryhighlights local artists by displaying several collections throughout the year. Additionally, the Garden State Philharmonicis the Orchestra-in-Residence. For more information, visit grunincenter.org.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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