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5th Annual Urban Bear Weekend NYC: Stache Bash, Comedy & Tons of Fur! May 2 – 5

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Find out more about the Urban Bear in general on their FACEBOOK PAGE and all Urban Bear Weekend events and updates at www.theurbanbear.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Stache Bash—Official Urban Bear Kick-Off Party

WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Julius’ Bar & Grill; 159 West 10th Street at Waverly Place;juliusbarnyc.com
DJ Chauncey D

Julius’, NYC’s oldest (and original) gay bar, now celebrating it’s 150th anniversary joins us as host for our opening night kick off celebration and the return of Stache Bash! This NYC landmark, known for some of the best burgers in town will have the grill fired up and the spirits pouring all night long for a guaranteed fun-filled evening full of flavor savors, fu-manchus, van dykes and more. Come check out all the face fur in for the big weekend, kick back with old friends and grab a beer & burger. You’ll not want to miss this parties resurrection with great food and happy hour prices till 9pm!

ADMISSION: $FREE

 


THURSDAY, MAY 2

CODE: Leather/Bear Event

WHEN: 10 pm
WHERE: The Eagle; 554 West 28th Street; eaglenyc.com
DJ Mike Grimes

Leathermen, Bears and fetish dudes gear up and pack the house weekly at this long running dress code enforced gathering held on the second floor of the Eagle every Thursday night. Barbers, bootblacks, frisky men and a killer lineup of rotating DJs keep the energy high and sexy, plus $5 Bud/Bud Lights and drink specials for men in gear all night long. Check out the dress code by clicking here.

ADMISSION: $FREE

 


THURSDAY, MAY 2

CUDDLE ME (BEAR)

WHEN: 10 pm-1am
WHERE: The Bubble Lounge; 228 West Broadway; bubblelounge.com
DJ Dave Huge & W. Jeremy

Joe Fiore presents a special Cuddle Me (Bear) for opening night of Urban Bear Weekend  with music by Dave Huge (Collider) & W. Jeremy (House of Stank) – fresh from spinning Furball – in the basement of downtown’s sexy swanky Bubble Lounge with happy hour prices 2-4-1 for the first hour, a real bear lair with great music, sexy go-gos, nice space and lots of room to cuddle me hard & bear! 1 block from Subway (A-C-E Canal Street)

ADMISSION: $FREE

 


FRIDAY, MAY 3

Bear Invasion: MoMA

WHEN: 1:00 pm/Congregate in Main Lobby
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art; 11 West 53rd Street NYC; moma.org

Often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, MoMA’s collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, film, and more. Join scores of furry art aficionados as we spend a casual afternoon touring one of the world’s most renowned museums (and giving patrons a burly site they’ll never forget!)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $20 Adults; $16 Seniors; Students $12

 


FRIDAY, MAY 3

Hairy Happy Hour

WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Ty’s; 114 Christopher Street; tysbarnyc.com
DJ Dave Huge

NYC’s original Bear Bar, serving the community for over 40 years, moves it popular weekly Fur Fest to Friday night for Urban Bear Weekend! Join us as we celebrate NYC’s hairiest happy hour at the bar known by locals and visitors as the gay man’s Cheers. With the friendliest staff on the East Coast, wall-to-wall men and happy hour prices till 10pm, we’re pretty sure you’ll be really glad you came!

ADMISSION: $Free

 


FRIDAY, MAY 3

Funny. Furry. IV.

THE BEARS OF COMEDY

WHEN: 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Cutting Room; 44 East 32nd. Street; thecuttingroomnyc.com

Celebrate Urban Bear Weekend with a night of hirsute hilarity from New York’s funniest furry fellows. From the team that brought you MAULED at Provincetown Bear Week, featuring Host Neil D’Bear Thornton (Mauled, HomoComicus), Frank Liotti (Law and Order SVU, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Marc Maietta (NY Underground Comedy Festival), Tim Dillon (Caroline’s on Broadway) and Jess Carpenter (Comedian Deconstruction, Bogey’s Comedy Series).  This event sold out the last two years so get your tickets early!

Special guest headliners TBA!

TICKETS: $20.00 + $20 drink/food minimum
All Urban Bear Weekend Pass holders must make reservations in advance to guarantee seating by emailing bears@bearsofcomedy.com as this event sells out annually.

 


FRIDAY, MAY 3

The ünderBear Party

WHEN: 10pm
WHERE: ROCKBAR; 185 Christopher Street; rockbarnyc.com
DJ Jerel Black

Tightey-Whiteys, boxers, briefs, boxer-briefs? Hell! Come in your jocks or long johns! Whatever your preference, this notoriously sexed-up party is guaranteed to get your juices flowing—and your pants around your ankles! Be prepared for a be raucously naughty night with kick-ass music till the wee hours at NYC’s favorite rock bar, Rock Bar!

ADMISSION: $5.00
a portion of the proceeds to benefit Marriage Equality

 


SATURDAY, MAY 4

Piggy Bear BBQ & Bear Bash

WHEN: 1pm (rain or shine)
WHERE: The Eagle; 554 West 28th Street; eaglenyc.com
DJ Damian Cote

There’s nothing better than watching a hungry man satisfy his appetite (yeah, you know what we mean!) and this little piggy moves to Saturday afternoon for Urban Bear Weekend, when NYC’s monthly bear bash takes over the Eagle. Expect the usual 3 floors of excitement with a jam-packed roof deck and plenty of meat (and food) to handle just about any appetite. Drink specials throughout the afternoon—plus the return of our annual Beariere contest—where the créme de la créme of Bear Booty will be on full display for all to decide this years winner!

TICKETS: $15.00; includes all the grub you can eat!

 


SATURDAY, MAY 4

Key Event

HONEY—The Urban Bear Dance Party

WHEN: 10pm
WHERE: Warehouse; 50 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Bklyn; thespacebrooklyn.com
DJ DChipMint + Bill Pfeiffer

You asked, we answered! The Urban Bear, in association with Robert Duva is super excited to announce the long awaited launch of  NYC’s premiere dance party for the Bear community, HONEY—with SF/Provincetown über DJ ChipMint & NYC’s own Bill Pfieffer on the decks at this unbelievable 10,000 sq. ft. event space that has to be seen to be believed! Just one quick stop out of Manhattan on the L train (Bedford Street Station) in NYC’s hippest, most talked about ‘hood, Williamsburg.

This party will sell out! Limited Tickets Still Available

TICKETS: $10.00 Skip the line and order your tickets now by clicking here

FOR DIRECTIONS TO HONEY, CLICK HERE

 


SUNDAY, MAY 5

The 5th Annual
Urban Bear Street Fair

WHEN: 1pm-6pm (rain or shine)
WHERE: Little West 12th Street between Washington St. & 10th Avenue
FEATURING LADY BUNNY, HOMOERECTUS, THE BIG DIPPER, DANDY DARKLY + OTHERS

Join us for our 5th and biggest celebration out in the open and under the sun featuring some of NYC’s finest artisinal food trucks, artists & craftsmen, live entertainment, vendors and more. An afternoon of male bonding, New York style, just below the HighLine park in the heart of NYC’s Meat Packing district. With last years event hosting over 2,000 men—plus NYC’s only Pie Eating and Beer Belly contests—this is an afternoon not to be missed!

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Marriage Equality
$10 Suggested Donation

 


SUNDAY, MAY 5

DOUBLE BEER BLAST!

ROCK BAR & THE EAGLE

After the Fair, head on over to Rock Bar for  NYC’s infamous Bear Blast starting at 5pm, followed by The Eagle


WHEN:
 5 pm at RockBar followed by The Eagle
WHERE: RockBar; 185 Christopher Street/The Eagle: 558 West 28th Street

 

 

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