[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“IDNYC is a pocket-sized expression of a hugely powerful message—this is a city for everyone,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. [/perfectpullquote]

If you’re kicking yourself in the butt for missing the deadline to receive your IDNYC card that gets you a free, one-year membership to more than 30 New York City major cultural arts institutions, then stop!

It’s still available!

IDNYC is New York City’s FREE government-issued ID card for all NYC residents 14 years of age and older. In just over a year, more than 800,000 New Yorkers—10 percent of the city—have their IDNYC.


  • Discounts on tickets to movies, Broadway shows, live performances, NYC attractions, sports events, Six Flags Great Adventure, Luna Park in Coney Island, and more.
  • Free one year memberships at 40 cultural institutions including museums, botanical gardens, and zoos.
  • Discounted memberships to YMCA locations and NYC Parks Department recreation centers.
  • A 15% discount on CitiBike annual memberships.
  • A 5% discount at Food Bazaar grocery stores.
  • IDNYC is also a prescription drug discount card, a library card, and is accepted as proof of identity and residency by NYC agencies, including the New York Police Department. Check out the full list of IDNYC benefits here.


  • What to bring: IDNYC accepts a wide variety of documents as proof of identity, including the New York State DMV Driver’s License, your New York City employee ID, U.S. and foreign passports, and many, many more.
  • Where to go: Same day appointments are available across the city at most of our 27 enrollment centers.  Click here for a full list of IDNYC’s enrollment center locations and our interactive map.
  • It only takes about 10 minutes to enroll: Click here to make your appointment today!

The IDNYC interactive Document Calculator will explain what you need to apply.


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