12 Amazing Perks You Can Get with the New IDNYC Card
Cheap movie tickets? We’re in
You already have your New York State ID and your passport--why the heck would you want yet another card cluttering up your wallet? Because the IDNYC card is magical, that’s why. You’ll get these 12 amazing perks for a year. See you at the Museum of Natural History (for freeeee).
FREE MEMBERSHIPS TO TONS OF MUSEUMS
Guys, this is huge. Your IDNYC gets you a free one-year membership to a bajillion New York City museums, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, MoMA, MoMA PS1, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the New Museum and the Staten Island Museum. OK, we’re already convinced.
DISCOUNTED THEATER TICKETS
Oooh, you’ll get a ticket for a Public Theater production at a special member price, plus an additional ticket for 15 percent off with no service charges. (And Hamilton premiered there, so basically you could be seeing the next hit of the century.) Get cheap seats for Queens Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience and Roundabout Theatre Company productions, too.
Now that you’re a card-carrying member of New York City, you can waltz into Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and Carnegie Hall rehearsals for free throughout the year. Yep, you’re special.
FREE GARDEN AND ZOO MEMBERSHIPS
The New York Botanical Garden, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wave Hill, Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and Staten Island Zoo are all offering free memberships for a year, people. If you need us, we’ll be spending the whole summer outside.
DISCOUNTS ON TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Yep, this means you can finally check the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, the Statue of Liberty and Madame Tussauds off your bucket list.
CHEAP MOVIE TICKETS
Hang on a sec, movie tickets as low as $8? It’s like we live in Iowa!
BORROW LIBRARY BOOKS
OK, you’ve always been able to borrow library books. But IDNYC links up with your account, so you can use it instead of your library card from now on.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNTS
Yessss, just show your IDNYC to your pharmacist when you pick up a prescription, and you’ll save up to 50 percent off most prescription medications for you and your family.
DISCOUNTS ON GROCERIES
With your fancy new ID, you can get 5 percent off groceries at Food Bazaar Supermarkets in NYC on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Coupons, schmoopons.
CITI BIKE MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS
Hear that, Abbi and Ilana? In your first year as a card-carrying NYC resident, you’ll get a 15 percent discount.
FREE YMCA CLASSES
No, you probably won’t get to chill with the Village People, but you’ll get a year of access to Y Roads young adult centers and New Americans Welcome Centers, which feature adult literacy programs.
DISCOUNTS ON PET ADOPTION
Before you adopt that adorable pup (or kitty or rabbit), flash your IDNYC and get $25 off adoption fees at Animal Care Centers of New York. This is the best card ever.