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