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January 2, 2018, 8:00 p.m.: Fox & Crow, Jersey City, New Jersey. I participated in Backroom Broadsides, a monthly author series presented by the Riverview Neighborhood Association.

February 8, 2018: 10:00 a.m.: This is the Modern World, WFMU (91.1 FM). Live radio! My first-time on air since my days in college radio.

March 9, 2018: 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.: New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum 2018, New Brunswick, New Jersey

March 22, 2018: 7:00 p.m.: Learning New Jersey … One Building at at Time, Apple Tree House, Jersey City, New Jersey. I moderated a discussion with NJIT‘s Gabrielle Esperdy. Co-sponsored by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs and Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy. Funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

April 4, 2018: 7:00 p.m.: Little City Books, Hoboken, New Jersey

May 1, 2018: 2:00-3:30: International Conference on Sustainable Cities, New York, New York

May 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: Philadelphia City Institute, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC).

May 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy’s 18th Annual Preservation Awards, Jersey City, New Jersey. I received the 2018 J. Owen Grundy History Award!

July 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m.: Jersey City Police Department, Jersey City, New Jersey

September 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. : Tales of Our Cities: 10th Annual Jersey City Free Public Library Book Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey

October 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.: TBA

October 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m.: TBA

More events are in the works … Stay tuned …


Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street (Fordham University Press) hit bookstore shelves on October 3, 2017. A book tour and assorted promotional events followed throughout the fall and winter of 2017. A dream come true.

September 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York

October 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Book Culture (112th St. location), New York, New York

October 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m.: WORD, Jersey City, New Jersey

Talking with Terrence McDonald (right), Jersey Journal, at WORD, Jersey City, October 7, 2017. (Courtesy of Perfume Professor)

October 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: Olean Public Library, Olean, New York

October 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series (collaboration with Talking Leaves Books), Buffalo, New York

October 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Nine Stories, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2017, Jersey City, New Jersey. I participated in 111 1st Street: A Community of Artists, an exhibit showcasing the talented artists of  the former 111 1st Street.

October 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, North Carolina

November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Riverview Farmers Market, Jersey City, New Jersey

(Courtesy of Kirk Howle)

November 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m.: Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn, New York

November 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Virile Barber & Shop, Jersey City, New Jersey

December 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.:  HDSID Holiday Market (WORD booth), Jersey City, New Jersey

December 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.:  HDSID Holiday Market (WORD booth), Jersey City, New Jersey

December 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Heights Holiday Pop Up, Jersey City, New Jersey