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IN PERSON Good Riddance Day

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  • Dec. 28, 2020, 12pm
  • Times Square
  • Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Good Riddance Day is inspired by a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. The annual event takes place on December 28 in Times Square. Each year there has been tossing, shredding, and smashing of any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year — be it an old remnant of your ex, the bill you finally finished paying off, old study guides for your most onerous class, or something else written down on one of our official Good Riddance Day forms to shred.

Details and timing of this year's event will be updated when they become available.  

About Times Square

Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets

New York, NY