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Sisterhood of Spirits? P.J. Clarke’s Launches Women’s Social Club

P.J. Clarke’s announces the launch of Philadelphia’s newest women’s social club, The Moon Tree Society. The Moon Tree Society is an organization founded by and for the women of Philadelphia as a forum for social engagement and the exchange of ideas and narratives over drinks of all kinds.

The club will meet monthly at P.J. Clarke’s in The Curtis and will feature an assortment of guest speakers, exclusive tastings as well as anecdotes and discussions about drinks of all kinds throughout history.

“We put together a focus group made up of 20 different women between the ages of 29 and 80 and they all said that they were looking for a judgment-free place to gather each month where they could share ideas, fun, and philanthropy with other women,” said Mary Moon, General Manager of P.J. Clarke’s Philadelphia. “We are so happy that P.J. Clarke’s Philadelphia can be that place.”

The name Moon Tree Society pays homage to both the Washington Square and Society Hill neighborhoods. Washington Square Park is home to the country’s first ever “Moon Tree,” aptly named because its seeds were aboard the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. Though “Moon Tree” seeds were sent off everywhere from the White House to Texas to Brazil and Japan, Philadelphia was the first ever tree to be planted to commemorate the 1976 Bicentennial. The original sycamore tree survived until 2011 when it was replaced with another seedling –this time a clone from the clippings of the original Moon Tree.

Meetings of The Moon Tree Society will be held monthly and the cost for each event will be inclusive of all food, beverages, and entertainment. For more information and to reserve your place at the next meeting, please contact Eileen Bowden at

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