Protect Your Identity

Shred Fest 2019: Shred your personal papers FOR FREE!

Two-Day Event: Saturday, May 18, 2019 and Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Starting at 10 a.m. Arrive early! Shredding trucks will be available until 4 p.m. (latest) or until they are filled, which may be sooner.

Bring: Old bank statements, old papers with personal identifying information, old pay stubs, credit card applications

Shred Fest Locations for Saturday, May 18, 2019:
  • THE BRONX | Melrose – Franz Sigel Park | Grand Concourse between 157th and 158th Streets
  • MANHATTAN | West Harlem – St. Nicholas Park | Corner of West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
  • QUEENS | Corona – Flushing Meadows Corona Park | Parking lot; 111th Street between 54th and 56th Avenues
  • STATEN ISLAND | South Beach – Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach | Parking Lot 8; Father Capodanno Blvd. at Lincoln Avenue

Shred Fest Locations for Sunday, May 19, 2019:
  • THE BRONX | Co-op City – Triangle Plaza | At Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union
  • BROOKLYN | Marine Park – Marine Park | Parking lot near 33rd Street and Avenue U across from Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center
  • BROOKLYN | Park Slope – Prospect Park | Prospect Park West and 3rd Street
  • MANHATTAN | Union Square – Union Square Park | South Plaza near 14th Street and Union Square East
  • QUEENS | Springfield Gardens – Stop & Shop Plaza Shopping Center | Springfield Blvd. between Merrick Blvd. and 135th Avenue
  • STATEN ISLAND | Willowbrook – Willowbrook Park | Parking lot near Eton Place entrance, next to archery range


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Past Shred Fests

The City's 11th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping the City promote awareness about identity theft and protecting New Yorkers' identities with a free paper-shredding event! Download 2018 Shred Fest flyer (in PDF). Read Shred Fest press release.

The City's 10th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping the City promote awareness about identity theft and protecting New Yorkers' identities with a free paper-shredding event! Download 2017 Shred Fest flyer (in PDF).

The City's 9th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping the City promote awareness about identity theft and protecting New Yorkers' identities with a free paper-shredding event! Read Shred Fest press release.

The City's 8th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping Consumer Affairs kick off its first-ever Identity Theft Prevention Week! Read Shred Fest press release.

The City's 7th Annual Shred Fest was held on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Thank you to volunteers and partners for helping Consumer Affairs protect New Yorkers against identity theft at the City's 7th Annual Shred Fest. Read Shred Fest press release.