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Attendees should bring a snack or 2 Liter soft drink or juice and will pay a nominal door fee of $7 (if we have 20 paying members (like we did in December!), everyone will receive a $2 refund at departure!) and will receive a door prize ticket for attendance prize drawings during announcements.
The New York Bear Den was established in 2009 to fulfill a void in the New York City Bear Community. Bears are social creatures, therefore we have created "The New York Bear Den!" We provide a hate-free, alcohol-free, attitude-free alternative to the "bar scene" -- a space to socialize once a month where you can sit back... relax... meet... chat... play games and make friends with some woofy guys of all ages, races, sizes, types and interests.
We also occasionally schedule other activities giving members even more opportunity to socialize such as movie nights, dining out, parties (note: some NY Bear Den party venues such as bars or private parties may serve alcohol as well as other beverages.)
The Bear Den welcomes all men that identify themselves as "bears" (a "bear", in our definition of the word, is a gay, bisexual or transgendered man with an average to large build, who may or may not have body hair and/or facial hair, a typically rugged (butch) demeanor, a tempered maturity and an optional interest in leather. NOTE: This includes those typically known as "cubs", "chubs", "chasers", and their male admirers, regardless of their own particular attributes or physical qualities).
Participants are encouraged to bring cards, board games, hobby/collector's materials, books, magazines, music and anything else they wish to share with the group...
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