Benefits

Your IDNYC card is a broadly accepted, official form of identification. IDNYC is accepted:

  • By City agencies to access many services and programs;
  • By NYPD for the purposes of issuing summons or desk appearance tickets instead of arrest;
  • For entry into public buildings, like schools;
  • For taking the high school equivalency exam in New York City.

Your IDNYC also card offers a wide variety of exciting benefits that make it more than just an ID card. Your card can help you experience everything New York has to offer.

Museums and Cultural Institutions

With your IDNYC Card you may be eligible for a one-year free membership package at 40 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, access to special events, and discounts to museum shops and neighborhood businesses. For more information on membership eligibility, click here.

Libraries

You will be able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York. The card can be integrated with your account at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems. For more information, including links to help you find a library branch near you, click here.

Banks and Credit Unions

With your new IDNYC Card, you will be able to open a bank or credit account at more than a dozen financial institutions across New York City. Click here to find more information about the banks that accept the IDNYC card for proof of identity when opening an account.

Entertainment Discounts

The IDNYC card offers you exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and New York City landmarks and attractions.  For more information, click here.

Prescription Drug Discounts

BigAppleRx is the City of New York's official prescription drug discount card, and you can now you get these discounts with your IDNYC card. Click here find out how.

Fitness and Health Centers

These benefits will help you lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

New York City Parks Department – Adults age 25-61 receive a 10% discount off annual and six-month NYC Parks Recreation Center memberships at any of Parks’ 35 neighborhood recreation centers.

YMCA – With your IDNYC card, you will receive access to Y Roads young adult centers and New Americans Welcome Centers, which offer adult literacy programs. You will also receive 20% off of family and adult memberships at all 22 YMCA centers citywide.  This discount is not available to IDNYC cardholders who have had a YMCA of Greater New York membership within the last twelve months.

Citi Bike – With your IDNYC card you will save 15% on your annual Citi Bike membership during your first year as a new Citi Bike member. 

Supermarket Discounts at Food Bazaar

You will receive a 5% discount off all purchases at Food Bazaar supermarkets in New York City on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Some exclusions apply. For more information, click here.

Veteran Designation Benefits

In addition to the robust and exciting benefits package that comes with being an IDNYC cardholder, Veterans receive additional exclusive benefits with the Veterans Designation, including free one-year membership at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; easy access to veteran-specific job placement and entrepreneurship services at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), including Workforce 1 and the Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program; discounted membership in Veterans Advantage, which offers military discounts from national retailers and travel providers, including Amtrak, United, JetBlue, Greyhound, CVS, Office Depot, Foot Locker, and more; and discounts at businesses affiliated with the  Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Queens VETS Program.  To learn more about the IDNYC Veteran Designation, click here.


Animal Care Centers of New York

IDNYC cardholders will receive $25 off adoption fees for Cats, Dogs and Rabbits. These fees normally range from $50-$100. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag. Animals available for adoption can be viewed here, or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes).