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  • 27/02/2021 12:41 | Anonymous

    Despite popular opinion and all of us to wanting it otherwise, Bears has not yet started up on a weekly basis at the Bank Hotel - Newtown. We will let you know when this changes.  In the meantime the Bank downstairs is still a great place to chill and see out the weekend.

  • 18/02/2021 01:52 | Anonymous

    We open our festival under the stars with a film that presents a leading duo you’ll never forget."

    "Trying to survive the sexually-charged world of senior high school, meek Eddie (Fionn O’Shea) and rebellious Amber (Lola Petticrew) decide the logical solution to avoid speculation on their sexuality is to date each other! However, when you’re lying on the outside, what does that actually do to how you feel at heart? "

  • 18/02/2021 01:48 | Anonymous

    Fair Day at The Bank

    Join us as The Bank Hotel kicks Mardi Gras season off on Sunday 21st February and celebrate what would have been the annual Mardi Gras Fair Day!
    Celebrations will be kicking off at 2pm and numbers are limited to 100 persons seated upstairs at Waywards.
    (Current NSW Gov restrictions)

    - DJ Tom Rogers 3-5pm
    - DJ Charles 5-7pm

    Member Drink Discounts
    - $7 house spirits
    - selected schooners for $7
    - $19 jugs
    - $6 schooners of Pure Blonde (event sponsor)

    Can't wait to see you there!

  • 18/02/2021 01:45 | Anonymous
  • 15/02/2021 14:18 | Anonymous

    Facebook Australia, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA) are proud to partner and present a free training opportunity for LGBTQIA+ business owners and allies to improve their digital skills, grow their business and celebrate success stories from the community.


    Register now for the Boost with Facebook virtual workshop, where you’ll learn tips and tools to:

    • help raise awareness of your business on Facebook and Instagram,
    • how to master Reels
    • set-up your Shop
    • what to think about when building your online advertising strategy.
  • 04/02/2021 23:21 | Anonymous

    Check your inbox for January's Harbour City Bears Newsletter. Mardi Gras Parade update, Woof in the Woods, etc...


    If you don't see it there, drop us an email at

    Also... Facebook have done a total sloppy seconds on us. It has removed our page from anyone's feeds for 30 days. We also connot post to the Social Group for 30 days which is why I'm posting under my name. Facebook did this over an identical post that was made over a year ago on the Social Group.

    On the Social Group they allowed us to challenge their findings and apologised and restored the post.

    On the Facebook Page we were afforded no such recourse and have been sentenced to thirty days FB jail.

    We are still posting to our page during this time and you can go to it directly here

  • 30/01/2021 11:25 | Anonymous

    Fear - Bear with Us Grrl (podcast) | Listen NotesYou might know Scott Frenzel from Insta & Tik Tok

    You may have seen Teddy Bear on Twitter (@TheXXXTeddyBear)

    They've joined forces for a new podcast Bear With Us Grrl

    Links Below:


    Listen Notes



  • 18/01/2021 21:15 | Anonymous


    Harbour City Bears will be marching in the Parade being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6th March, 2021. Mardi Gras' theme for 2021 is RISE, so our entry theme is 25 Years of Harbour City Bears: The Rise and Rise of Bear Culture.

    Ge to the link below and fill in the form and hopefully we can put you in our marching group!

    Register Here...

  • 24/12/2020 19:22 | Anonymous

    Season’s Greetings, Bears!

    It’s nearing the end of 2020 and what a challenging year that it’s been for us all, looking back it was lucky that we got to have the splash of Bear Essentials fabulousness in between the bushfires and the pandemic. After this year I never want to hear the word “unprecedented” ever again.

    Unfortunately our community has been kept physically apart because of government restrictions, put in place for our own health and safety. We were hoping to have things up and running by Christmas but here we are, having to delay things again for the time being. But, it has been wonderful to see everyone helping each other, supporting one another and keeping contact within the community virtually. Soon we will be holding our Friday night and Sunday afternoon HCB events again, and we will be participating in the Mardi Gras Parade being held at the SCG in 2021, so keep your eyes out for the details coming soon!

    On behalf of myself and all of the committee, I want to wish all of you a very happy holidays, and all the best for the new year 2021. See and/or speak to your family and friends where possible, spread love but not germs, wear your masks and make sure to have at least 1 food-coma over the 

    coming week.

    Also, let’s make 2021 everything that this year wasn’t!

    Love, Woofs and Bear Hugs from your President,


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