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Sister City, Friends of Barnet

We have hosted 9 residents of Finchley and Barnet this week as they take part in the adult exchange that goes on every other year . This summer some of our members will visit and stay with the Friends of Montclair – and next year the student exchange takes place. We went to NYC on the train and ferry to the downtown area. 9/11 memorial: Triinty Church, Federal Hall and the old Custom House with the native American exhibit.
Wednesday we did the hop-on-hop off bus of Midtown – great trip – included in the week were visits to Paterson and the Paterson museum and Lambert Castle: Madison and the craft museum and theatre in Morristown ( I do I do) – a concert at Montclair State – and other NJ spots.
The group was established during the war when children were sent here to escape the London Bombings – and has continued as a cultural exchange. Open to local residents – let me know if you’d like to join -and maybe go to London this August fo ra week. You have to pay the air fare – the rest is pretty much paid for as visitors!


 

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