On May 23, the Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “Walking the Old Boonton Line: A Live Video Presentation” with Wheeler Antabanez.

In 2021, Wheeler Antabanez—author, videographer, and intrepid explorer of the abandoned—hiked the now-defunct Erie Railroad tracks from Montclair to Jersey City, filming the urban landscape of the soon-to-be Essex-Hudson Greenway. The journey took him through Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, and Secaucus, ending in Jersey City.

Antabanez will offer live narration over this fascinating film, so if you’ve ever wanted to be an urban explorer, take this armchair journey with us as tour guide Antabanez ushers us along this forsaken route.

His new book, “Walking the Old Boonton Line: A Photographic Journey on the Abandoned Rails of New Jersey,” will be available for purchase.

This presentation will be held at the Bloomfield Civic Center, located at 84 Broad Street in Bloomfield, on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:30 PM. Parking can be found in the State Street lot behind the library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Historical Society of Bloomfield’s website, email them at info@hsob.org, or call 973-743-8844.