IDNYC is offering a free one year membership to many cultural institutions once signed up with the identification card-which is free. See information below and sign up at your nearest application location.
To enroll, visit www1.nyc.gov for an application and for more information.
Enrollment Centers are located at:
Bronx Business Center – DOF
3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
(at E 156th St and Third Ave)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Bronx Library Center – NYPL
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458
(at Kingsbridge and Briggs)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Tue, Thu: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.
IDNYC cardholders can access services and programs offered by the City as well as by businesses. IDNYC helps enhance public safety, by serving as a recognized ID for interacting with NYPD. It also helps New Yorkers gain access to all City buildings that provide services to the public and is accepted as a form of identification for accessing numerous City programs and services. IDNYC also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.
In September, Mayor de Blasio announced that for calendar year 2015, with your IDNYC Card you are eligible for a one-year free membership package at 33 of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including world class museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs. These membership packages are comparable to each institution’s standard one-year membership package and will give IDNYC card holders a range of benefits including free or discounted admission, and access to special events, and to museum shops and neighborhood businesses.
The offer will be available to all IDNYC cardholders through December 31, 2015. The membership term will be for one-year from the date the individual signs up with a participating cultural institution. This free membership package will not be available to existing members of a participating institution or individuals whose membership has lapsed since January 1, 2012. However, existing or recently lapsed members of a given institution can use their IDNYC to obtain free membership at all other participating institutions. Some institutions may not offer memberships to cardholders under the age of 18.
For each institution’s discounts see the range of benefits you will receive below!
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
New York Botanical Garden
Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
American Museum of Natural History
El Museo del Barrio
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of the City of New York
New York City Ballet
New York City Center
Studio Museum of Harlem
The Public Theater
Flushing Town Hall
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Hall of Science
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Theatre in the Park
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town
Staten Island Museum
Staten Island Zoo