STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) wants you, our friends and neighbors, to know about a special opportunity for protecting your personal data.

Shred Fest is an annual City event to help New Yorkers prevent identity theft.

The event will take place on Sunday (May 19), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arthur Von Briesen Park in Fort Wadsworth.

The event is organized through the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).

At Shred Fest you can:

  • Safely shred papers containing personal information for free using shredding trucks
  • Get free identity theft prevention tips
  • Get a FREE paper shredder* donated by Staples if you are one of the first 5 people to arrive with your papers at a Shred Fest location.

*NOTE: New York City government employees are not eligible to receive a free shredder. If more than five people are present at a Shred Fest location before volunteers arrive, volunteers will use their best judgment to determine paper shredder recipients. Recipients will fill out a form to confirm they are not City government employees.


About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-979-0007 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at theStaten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.

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