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Urban Bear Weekend events in NYC

Celebrate the end of hibernation season at these offical Urban Bear Weekend events

Photograph: Jena Cumbo
Urban Bear Weekend: Honey

Since Urban Bear Weekend first hit the city in 2008, Gotham’s bear scene has evolved from gay-nightife subculture to mainstream—beards are practically required in NYC gay bars these days—and the ursine movement shows no sign of slowing down. Below are the official Urban Bear Weekend events, which actually stretch over four days and include everything from parties to a street fair, that will be packing in burly dudes and their pals this May.

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Urban Bear Weekend 2015 events

Stache Bash

Show off your Fu Manchu, handlebar or other creative lip covering at this Urban Bear Weekend opening party.

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May 14


Tonight, Urban Bear revelers are invited to up the fur quotient at the city's biggest weekly fetish bash. Acceptable attire includes leather, rubber and uniforms. And don't fuck it up—the doorman's decision is final.

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Bearish boys are invited to get sweaty to tunes from NYC's own Bill Pfeiffer at a special Urban Bear Weekend edition of this burly bash.

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Until Sat Dec 19


Wear your freshest and sexiest skivvies to this Urban Bear Weekend panty party for furry fellows. Cheap drinks, DJ Jerel Black and a clothes check all contribute to a sweaty good time.

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May 16

The New York Bear Fair

Urban Bear Weekend's main event is this afternoon's furfest, an old-school street fair with vendors, artists and community groups on hand. A stage hosts bear-approved performances, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Marriage Equality USA.

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17 May 2015

Urban Bear Closing Beer Blasts

Toss back some cheap suds and work on your sexy beer belly at these closing festivities for Urban Bear Weekend, with two far west side locations to choose from. Walk off a few calories (and sober up a bit) by strolling between the two!

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Though May 14