OctoBEARfest At NYC's LGBT Center
In a celebration of bear culture, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center) has created octoBEARfest, a week of activities centered on everything furry and fuzzy. Four events will take place throughout the week of October 1-6, ending with the legendary Fur Ball. Started in 2004, the Fur Ball brings out the wide spectrum of creatures in the bear community and is affectionately called the "bear prom." “This bear-centric fundraiser for the LGBT Community Center has raised over $500,000 and has brought thousands of bears, cubs and their admirers (many for the first time) through the doors of the Center,” said Joe Fiore, Fur Ball Creator and Manager. “We are very excited to present such a great week of events for bears – and hope to do so annually!”Details about the four events are here.