photos by Oliver Lopena

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Yo-Yo Fest 2009

"World-class yo-yo talent takes the stage deep in the heart of the Big Apple! The 2nd Annual International Yo-Yo Open and New York State Yo-Yo Contest brings the world's best yo-yo players to the Big Apple for a day of entertainment, education, and eye-popping yo-yo ability. This international yo-yo showdown will draw competitors from all over the world.

In addition to watching head-spinning yo-yo tricks and the crowning of this year's New York State and International Open yo-yo champions, visitors can check out live music, DJs, breakdancers, jugglers, and spin-top and diabolo performers, and mini-contests and giveaways -- as well as try out the best in yo-yo equipment for beginners and experts." [official description of the event]

More pictures from Saturday's South Street Seaport show, below...

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

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Yo-Yo Fest 2009

Yo-Yo Fest 2009

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Yo-Yo Fest 2009

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