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Shred Fest 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Shred Fest 2020 has been cancelled. Please check back in Spring 2021 for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Past Shred Fests

The City's 12th Annual Shred Fest was held on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019. 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 2019 Shred Fest flyer. Read Shred Fest press release.

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. 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.

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.