History


The Northeast Ursamen came together in the fall of 1992, just as the Bear movement was taking its first steps out of the cave. It was a group of about two dozen guys from the Hartford/Springfield area who got the idea that the Northeast needed a bear club and brought the Northeast Ursamen into existence in October of that year. Since then, the Northeast Ursamen have been one of the largest and longest lasting bear clubs in the region, if not the entire country. Only a few, such as the Northwest Bears in Seatle, WA (1990), and the Great Lakes Bears in Chicago, IL (1989), rival the Northeast Ursamen’s dominance and longevity. While other bear clubs have come and gone, the Northeast Ursamen have remained an active force in the region’s Bear Community.

The Northeast Ursamen offers an array of events for both members and non-members throughout the year. These events are created to bring bears and their admirers out of their dens, to meet real people and make friends. The internet and online apps are great… but nothing beats real human face-to-face contact that one can find in a group setting! Every┬ámonth, there’s something going on to help keep your social calendar active. If you like the outdoors, there’s river tubing and camping trips in the summer and hiking trips during any season, whenever the weather permits. If you’re feeling daring, come out to one of our Boots & Boxers parties and show us your underwear! And who could miss SpookyBear Weekend, the biggest Halloween Party in Provincetown? Chances are we have something to interest you, so why don’t you join us now?