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World Pride – Let’s Hear it for the Bears!

June is Pride Month and World Pride has kicked off in New York City. The city is celebrating all month long with parties, and picnics, art events, and more across the city. But what is there to do that’s for the bears?

A lot, of course, this is the home of the weekly Beers & Bears event and Furball was born in this city! So, here’s a roundup of what to do in date order so you can plan your June accordingly!

Beers and Bears  – June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

All month long you can party with the hottest bears in town at Shane Tate’s weekly party every Thursday 6pm-Midnight at The Ritz Bar & Lounge. With gorgeous gogo bears, drag queen hosts and a BBQ on the deck… what more could a bear want! Their special Pride Edition is June 27th, expect it to be out of this world and busy! Follow Beers & Bears on Facebook for more info.

TY’s – Throughout June

Ty’s is 47 years old this year, as old as me, and it’s the first Bear Bar I ever went to before I even knew what a bear was! I loved it of course, and I judge bear bars compared to Ty’s. They have numerous events on throughout June, so check out their website:

BEARS AHOY! World Pride Sunset Cruise on The Hudson – June 28th

The Urban Bear sets sail once again for a high-octane sunset party cruise along NYC’s Hudson River
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall & World Pride! Join us for 3 decks of Furry, Frisky Fun aboard. Get your tickets now, they will sell out fast!

Beefcake’s 7th Annual Fantastic Voyage – June 29th

Set sail around the island of Manhattan and see the sunset over the city as the hot bears party into the night. Food is served halfway into the cruise and there two full bars and three dance floors. Click here for tickets.

Furball – June 29th

Furball World Pride Edition is going to be off the charts, and I mean that literally! One of our favorite DJ’s, Barry Harris, is keeping it alive all night long. Barry (interviewed on the cover this month) will be making sure this will be a FURBALL to remember!

10pm – 4am, Hudson Terrace, 621 W46th Street – visit for info and tickets.

World Pride Bear Blast presented by The Urban Bear – June 30th

The Urban Bear & Brass Monkey present a special celebration for World Pride. Join hundreds of the WORLD’S HOTTEST MEN in NYC’s MeatPacking District at what’s become the most anticipated Pride event for the International Bear community & friends. Get tickets here.

Rockbar – June 30th

Rockbar closes out the month with their Pride event on Sunday 30th, the afternoon of the pride parade. So, if you want to take a break from the crazy and find all the bears, head to Rockbar at the very end of Christopher St! For all of their regular events and other pride events in June, head

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Richard Jones

Richard is the Co-Founder of Gray Jones Media, the parent company of Bear World Magazine, and was the magazine's creator and editor for its first three and half years. He is busy developing the business in many other directions, but loves coming back to contribute when he can.