The IDNYC card offers multiple benefits including FREE museum admission, discounts on shopping and entertainment, and can be used as a library card for the NYPL, Brooklyn and Queens library systems. The program is expanding in 2018 with new participants and benefits, to help you enjoy NYC on the cheap.
The IDNYC card is FREE, for NYC residents only (sorry, visitors).
The IDNYC card can be used at any public library in NYC. It can be easily integrated with your account at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems, and it is the only card that is accepted across all three NYC public library systems. To use your IDNYC card at a library, simply ask a librarian or a library clerk at your local branch to connect your IDNYC card with your current library account. If you are opening a new account, you can sign up and use your IDNYC card as your library card.
Here’s what’s new for 2018:
- International Printe Center
- King Manor
- Chelsea Piers Sky Rink and Golf Club
- Aviator Sports and Events Center
- SoHo Playhouse
- Entertainment Cruises (select trips)
In 2017, IDNYC added FREE membership to the Museum of Arts and Design, Film Forum, the Museum at Eldridge Street and others to its already impressive lineup that includes the American Museum of Natural History and other top NYC museums.
Bike New York, a nonprofit organization that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, community outreach and events, is the organizer of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour (the largest bike ride in the U.S.), Bike Expo New York, and smaller regional and community rides. IDNYC Cardholders get 50% off a new one-year membership.
- Citi Bike has been a participant for some time. Save 15% on your annual Citi Bike membership during your first year as a new Citi Bike member. Click here to sign up with your IDNYC card.
New Victory Theater in Times Square is New York City’s top performing arts nonprofit entirely devoted to kids and families, with theater, dance, circus, opera and music from around the world at affordable prices. See their performance schedule here. IDNYC Cardholders get a 20% discount on tickets for evening (5 pm and 7 pm) performances. To take advantage of the discount, enter your IDNYC card number at NewVictory.org/IDNYC when buying tickets online, or by showing the IDNYC card when purchasing tickets at the box office.
KidPass, a new kind of monthly membership that allows parents to instantly search and book over 20,000 kids’ activities including baby music classes, indoor play spaces, swimming lessons, soccer programs, arts & crafts workshops, museums, camps, family experiences, and more KidPass is the largest kids’ activity site in NYC. IDNYC cardholders get a 50% discount the first month of membership and $20% after that.
Gulliver’s Gate, a cultural attraction in the heart of Times Square. Located in the historic New York Times building at 216 West 44th Street, this is a 50,000 square foot interactive model of the great monuments and moments from human history. See miniature versions of many of the world’s greatest monuments including the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and more.IDNYC cardholders receive 25% off the regular entry fee. Enter your IDNYC card number when purchasing tickets on the Gulliver’s Gate website or show your card at the box office when purchasing tickets in person.
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park will return after ice skating season Wollman Rink in Central Park, a traditional family amusement park with one-of-a-kind handcrafted rides geared to children between the ages of 2-12 years old. Check out their attractions page for descriptions of all their rides. IDNYC cardholders receive 2-for -1 admission with their IDNYC card, but no discounts on individual rides or wristbands. Show your IDNYC card at the box office when purchasing tickets.