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Festival, Dominoes Tournament Held Ahead Of Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade

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New Yorkers geared up for the Puerto Rican Day Parade with a festival and a fierce dominoes tournament Saturday.

To celebrate the parade's theme of health, organizers held a family festival Saturday in Roberto Clemente State Park.

The day included music, sports, food and, most importantly, dominoes.

Dozens of players set up their tiles inside the park's community center.

Dominoes is one of the most popular games in Puerto Rican culture.

"I just won with my partner. We won 200 to 48," said one participant. "It was a good game. First time playing with an older crowd. I'm probably the youngest one here, but I had fun on the domino table. It's a good experience."

The 56th Puerto Rican Day Parade begins Sunday at 11 a.m.

It starts at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street in Manhattan.

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