Buffalo, NY or Western New York Yoyo Clubs


(Mark) #1

Anyone know if there are any active clubs in Buffalo or WNY? Or any planned New York State competitions?

From what I’ve been able to find, BFLYO has disbanded and there aren’t any active clubs/events in Buffalo or WNY.


#2

I’m relatively new to this hobby but I would be interested in a club in the Buffalo/Rochester area


#3

Come out to National Yo-Yo Day Buffalo on Wednesday, June 6, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hotel Henry. Free admission. Yo-Yo perfomances, demonstrations, stories, etc.


(Mark) #4

Thanks for the reminder, I completely forgot! For anyone else interested, here’s the details from Hotel Henry’s site:

Come and enjoy performances, demonstrations, and stories about the second oldest toy in the world! Few may realize that National Yo-Yo Day has its roots in Western New York.

The first National Yo-Yo Day started in Arcade, New York in 1990. Of local interest, yo-yos were produced by the Hummingbird Toy Company and What’s Next yo-yo companies in Arcade, from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.

June 6th was chosen to be the date because that is the supposed birthday of Donald Duncan, Sr. who was very influential in the yo-yo world. This year, if his year of birth of 1892 is correct, will be the 126th anniversary of his birth! Come celebrate National Yo-Yo Day and wish Mr. Duncan a happy birthday!