A multi-affiliate meeting hosted by the Objectivist Party of New Jersey and co-sponsored by the Objectivist Party of New York and the Objectivist Party of Pennsylvania was held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main event of the evening was seeing Sam Singleton, the Atheist Evangelist, in his new comedy, Patriarchs & Penises, at the Philadelphia Ethical Society Building (1906 Rittenhouse Square). The two hour play cost only $12.00 and was completely hilarious. More information about Sam Singleton can be found at http://www.samsingleton.com/
Before seeing the play, OPNJ, OPNY and OPPA affiliate members met for dinner at Byblos Restaurant & Bar, which serves Mediterranean gourmet food. While there, some of us, including Dr. Tom Stevens, OPNY President, and Stefan Scherbik, OPNJ Executive Vice-President, used a Hookah for the first time. Smoking from Hookahs and Hookah Bars are the hottest new trend in the country. On the recommendation of the waitress, we tried the "white grape" flavor. All I can say is that it was a unique experience. Byblos Restaurant & Bar is located at 116 South 18th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More information about this restaurant can be found at http://www.byblosphilly.com/
Stefan Scherbik, Executive Vice-President of the Objectivist Party of New Jersey, is responsible for having organized this multi-affiliate meeting. We all appreciate his initiative. Other prominent Objectivist Party leaders in attendance were Neil McGettigan, OPNJ President, Dr. Tom Stevens, OPNY President & Objectivist Party Chair, and Joe Rivera, OPMA President & Objectivist Party Vice-Chair.