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Whilst we endure the weeks to come, be kind to yourself and those about you. Stay connected in the ways you know are best and healthiest for you.  We'll endeavour to keep you in contact with Bear community and culture thru our monthly newsletter and social channels. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed or concerned for your own wellbeing, please reach out to one of the following resources:

SELF CARE RESOURCES

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
  • Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
  • Headspace on 1800 650 890
  • Qlife 3PM-MIDNIGHT every day for phone and web chat https://qlife.org.au/


Upcoming events

    • 22/10/2021
    • 19:00
    • Zoom
    • 47
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    Harbour City TRIVIA w/ Barbara Please!!

    Throw off your Iso Blues, your Protester Woes and your Shaky Quakey Heart and join Harbour City Bears for the first of our online Harbour City TRIVIA w/ Barbara Please!

    Tickets are $10/pp for members* $12/pp for non members

    Presented in full by Barbara Please! Up to fifty pre-registered participants/teams (name and email address required) 

    • Hosted via Zoom, meeting link provided by email to registered participants/teams
    • Interactive quiz utilising Kahoot! online platform

    Prizes to be announced on the night!!!  See you there.

    *Members can add non member guests to their tickets at member prices.

    • 03/12/2021
    • 19:00
    • 04/12/2021
    • 03:00
    • Kinselas - 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, NSW


    Bears are in the house on Fridays!

    Put on your best Hirsute or just get your Fur on and get on down to the Friday home of the Harbour City Bears.

    Raffles at 8pm & 10pm for $25 (non members) & $50 (members)
    Members Badge Draw at 10Pm (11pm second chance draw if not won) starts at $500 & jackpots each week if not won.

    Discounted drinks for Harbour City Bears members. 

    • $6 Spirits

    Dj's from 5pm -2am

    • - 7-10:30pm Jimmy Dee
    • - 10:30-2am Shanie D

    Newbie? "We've all been there. "Out of Towner? Specific Needs? Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on facebook so we can do our best to assist.

    Whilst we have a regular themed events, we encourage patrons to express themselves, their kink, their drag, their fur etc...

             

    • 05/12/2021
    • 16:00 - 20:00
    • The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown


    Join us upstairs at Sunday Arvo Bears @The Townie in Newtown right next to the Newtown Train Station.

    4pm Desk opens: *Happy Hour 4pm-6pm
    - *$5/$6 House Spirits
    - $15 Jugs of Tooheys New
    - $12 Jugs of Moon Dog
    - Free Soft Drinks

    Don Rodney’s food truck kitchen banging out top notch pub classics, California style burgers & some spicy New York style crispy chicken wings.

    Lift access inside at the rear, just ask at the front door.

    "Newbie?" We've all been there. "Out of Towner? Specific Needs?..."
    Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on facebook so we can do our best to assist.

                  

    • 10/12/2021
    • 19:00
    • 11/12/2021
    • 03:00
    • Kinselas - 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, NSW

    Bears are in the house on Fridays!

    Put on your best Hirsute or just get your Fur on and get on down to the Friday home of the Harbour City Bears.

    Raffles at 8pm & 10pm for $25 (non members) & $50 (members)
    Members Badge Draw at 10Pm (11pm second chance draw if not won) starts at $500 & jackpots each week if not won.

    Discounted drinks for Harbour City Bears members. 

    • $6 Spirits

    Dj's from 5pm -2am

    • - 7-10:30pm Jimmy Dee
    • - 10:30-2am Shanie D

    Newbie? "We've all been there. "Out of Towner? Specific Needs? Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on facebook so we can do our best to assist.

    Whilst we have a regular themed events, we encourage patrons to express themselves, their kink, their drag, their fur etc...

             

    • 12/12/2021
    • 16:00 - 20:00
    • The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown


    Join us upstairs at Sunday Arvo Bears @The Townie in Newtown right next to the Newtown Train Station.

    4pm Desk opens: *Happy Hour 4pm-6pm
    - *$5/$6 House Spirits
    - $15 Jugs of Tooheys New
    - $12 Jugs of Moon Dog
    - Free Soft Drinks

    Don Rodney’s food truck kitchen banging out top notch pub classics, California style burgers & some spicy New York style crispy chicken wings.

    Lift access inside at the rear, just ask at the front door.

    "Newbie?" We've all been there. "Out of Towner? Specific Needs?..."
    Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on facebook so we can do our best to assist.

                  


VolunteerING

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears, the bear community, getting to know people and help our community at the same time.  There are lots of different ways to volunteer with HCB. You can help out at one of our events, with fundraising, or with the administration of the club. Event volunteers help with setting up, checking tickets, or any of the heaps of tasks that go into making our bear events successful. Volunteers at ticketed events also get free entry to the event.

It’s easy to volunteer with HCB, click on the links to the right.

BEAR BUDDIES

Bear Buddies is another great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears on another level.

Bear Buddies are volunteers who use their time to ensure people have access into the community.


NOT A MEMBER YET?


What is Harbour City Bears?

Harbour City Bears is Sydney’s only community group for bears – hairy gay men – our admirers and friends.

We hold over 140 events each year – with weekly socials, dance parties, dinners and other outings through the year.

  • two annual festivals – Bear Essentials during Mardi Gras, and Bear Pride in the cooler months, which attract visitors from interstate and overseas to celebrate Sydney’s vibrant bear culture.
  • dance parties including Chunky, Bear Pit and the iconic Underbear.
  • socials every Friday night at Kinselas Hotel in Darlinghurst and Sunday afternoon at The Bank Hotel in Newtown.
  • Press Paws, a monthly gaymer event
  • community health & well-being events
  • fundraising for community charities

The proceeds from our events and fundraising are all invested back into the club, or donated to the community charities that we support.

Why join Harbour City Bears?

Joining our community group will provide you with many benefits, including but not limited to.

  • an extensive list of partners, which will gain you benefits and discounts upon joining
  • exclusive member tickets are given out at our weekly socials on Fridays and Sundays
  • discounts on some drinks at Kinselas Hotel any day of the week
  • discounts on all member tickets and entry prices for all events we hold throughout the year
  • access to member only events when held
  • priority notification of upcoming events and ticket sales through our member only newsletter
  • voting rights at our annual general meetings, allowing you to shape the future of the club

For information regarding our partners, weekly socials, and upcoming events, please visit the links below!

VenueS

BEAR BENEFIT PARTNERS


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