I am a teacher in northern New Jersey and I created this group in September of 2013 because I thought it would be a great idea ato explore everything our region had to offer. To often locals do not explore what is offered right in their backyards and this group was created to combat that. When I originally started the group I centered the meetups around key museums and historical landmarks. Recently, I have extend the group to include film outings and volunteering. The group has been very successful and I hope to build the group and continue.