LGBTQ events this summer at the Shore


Expect more than a few bear sightings on the third weekend in August in Asbury Park.

Yup, the third annual Asbury Park Bear Weekend is set for Aug. 19 to 21 at various locations in the city.

And when we say “bear,” we mean large gay men with lots of body hair — and usually a big personality, too.

Smokey, eat your heart out.

“At the very least in the tri-state area, it’s the only event of its kind,” said Bear Weekend co-producer John Figueiredo. “New York City has a couple of bear events, but they’re over at the end of the night. We’re a full-fledged weekend.”

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