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December 28, 2015 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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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 took place on December 28, 2015 in New York City’s Times Square. Members of the public joined Shred-it to destroy everything from pink slips and photos of ex-lovers to credit card statements and medical bills from 2015. By destroying these unpleasant, embarrassing and downright forgettable memories from 2015, participants paved the way for new memories in 2016.


Meet Our Host

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Allison Hagendorf, a New York-native, is a national television and radio personality, Certified Health Coach, food blogger, music journalist, and voiceover actor. After scouting unsigned talent as a Sony executive, she started interviewing artists on camera. Allison hosted the primetime music-competition show, “The Next,” which was produced by Queen Latifah and Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”) and starred Nelly, Gloria Estefan, Joe Jonas, and John Rich, and also has hosted numerous shows on Fuse, VH1, and Cooking Channel. On Sirius XM radio, she hosted and produced “Cosmo For Guys,” where she advised live callers on dating and relationships.

In addition to hosting, Allison is a Certified Health Coach and works with clients using a holistic approach to wellness. To complement her three-prong coaching technique -- nutrition, fitness, and behavior modification -- her popular blog, FitToFeast.com, inspires readers to find their individualized balance. Combining her wellness expertise with her extraordinary role as The Official Host of Times Square New Year’s Eve, Allison knows all about making -- and keeping -- New Year’s resolutions.