Museums and Cultural Institutions

Announcing the 2017 Museum and Cultural Institution Benefits!

  • IDNYC cardholders are now eligible for free one-year memberships at over 35 participating institutions in 2017.
  • Your IDNYC card must be valid. It DOES NOT matter when you received your card.
  • You can join any institution where you have not been a member since January 1, 2013. If you were a member after that date, you cannot get a free IDNYC membership at that institution. You are still eligible for the other memberships.
  • Please note, not all 2016 institutions will be returning as IDNYC benefit partners in 2017.
  • If you received your card in 2016 and you want to join an institution that will not participate in 2017, you must join no later than December 31, 2016. 

The following cultural institutions will provide free membership benefits to all eligible IDNYC cardholders in 2017:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • BRIC
  • Bronx County Historical Society
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Center for Performance Research
  • Central Park Zoo (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • China Institute
  • The Drawing Center
  • Film Forum
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
  • Jacques Marchais Center for Tibetan Art
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York Aquarium (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York City Center
  • MoMA PS1
  • Park Avenue Armory
  • Pregones Theater
  • Prospect Park Zoo (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • The Public Theater
  • Queens Museum
  • Queens Theatre
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
  • St. George Theatre
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • Symphony Space      
  • Wave Hill
  • Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo

2017 participating institutions and their full membership terms are listed below:

 


Bronx

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Bronx County Historical Society

http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/idnyc/
The Bronx County Historical Society was founded in 1955 to preserve the heritage of this thriving community. The Society administers the colonial era Valentine-Varian House, The Bronx County Archives, and Poe Cottage, the final home of America's great 19th century poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe.Educational programs allow people of all ages to explore firsthand the history of the borough by becoming active participants in the discovery and preservation of the past and present.

Bronx County Historical Society History IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to the Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian Historic House and Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at Poe Park for one year for the individual member
  • Subscription to The Bronx Historian Newsletter for one year
  • Subscription to The Bronx County Historical Society Journal
  • Invitation/admission to special member exhibition preview events
  • 10% discount at our 2 museum stores and online store at bronxhistoricalsociety.org

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Bronx Museum of the Arts

www.bronxmuseum.org
Founded in 1971 by community leaders, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet. The Museum offers Free Admission, supporting its mission to make the arts available to all audiences.

Bronx Museum of the Arts IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Personalized Membership card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and XM Café
  • Priority registration for select events
  • VIP seating at Public Programs
  • Invitations to Members-only tours and preview events
  • Subscription to monthly Members' e-newsletter

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New York Botanical Garden

www.nybg.org
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and science-based institution that since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis and center of learning in this busy metropolis. As a National Historic Landmark, this 250-acre site's verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year over a million visitors enjoy the Garden not only for its remarkable diversity of plant collections, but also for free programming that ranges from nutrition activities at the Family Garden, a weekly Green Market, science education for New Yorkers of all ages, and community festivals like Fiesta de Flores that celebrate the Bronx’s diverse cultural heritages.

New York Botanical Garden Community Grounds Membership for an Individual or Family:

  • Individual, or Family (2 adults & up to 2 Children under age 12)
  • Provides year-round admission to the Garden grounds – 250 acres of some of the most beautiful natural terrain of any botanical garden in the world, including the Bronx River and a 50-acre remnant of the forest that once covered New York City.
  • Garden grounds includes access to over 40 specialty gardens and historic collections including the Family Garden, Azalea Garden, Rose Garden, Lilac Garden, Home Gardening Center, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden, the Conifer Arboretum and Seasonal Walk, just to name a few.

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Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

https://www.pregonesprtt.org
Building on mission congruence and shared arts and cultural legacy, Pregones Theater and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater joined forces in early 2014, to become a single, multi-venue company.  Now our audiences can gain expanded access to not one but two remarkable Latino stages:

  • Pregones Theater on Walton Avenue, south of Yankee Stadium, in the heart of the burgeoning South Bronx Cultural Corridor.
  • The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre occupies a former firehouse building at 304 West 47th Street, in the heart of the Broadway district.

Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Members receive 25% off on both advance and door price for all events.
  • Members enjoy first access to tickets and program information, as well as members-only pre-sale dates. 
  • Members may step to the front of the box office line to get their advance sales tickets. Members enter the theater first.
  • Members receive priority notification for openings, galas, and other invitation-only mixers.
  • ACESS AND REDEEM member perks by phone, email, online, or in person.

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Wave Hill

https://www.wavehill.org/membership/idnyc/
Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Wave Hill IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one adult, 18 years and older
  • 10% discounts in The Shop and The Café
  • Special Members-only day trips and tours
  • Exclusive Members-only pre-sale opportunities for concerts and other special events
  • Discounts on concerts, lectures and workshops
  • Members-only sales in The Shop at Wave Hill
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and receptions
  • Free admission to the summer Sunset Wednesdays concert series
  • Quarterly newsletter by mail and monthly eNews updates

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Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo

BronxZoo.com/idnyc
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. As the world's largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo features more than 600 species from around the globe.

WCS, at the Bronx Zoo, IDNYC Member Benefits:

  • Free general admission for one adult to the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo
  • 10% discount at select gift shops and restaurants at the Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo
  • Discounts on Education programs and courses
  • Invitations to Members' Evenings
  • Free e-newsletters

*enrollment is ONLY available at the Bronx Zoo.

Brooklyn

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BRIC

http://bricartsmedia.org/idnyc-membership
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

BRIC IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • BRIC House Individual Membership.
  • Subscription to BRIC member email list to receive news about member with additional discounts and member perks throughout the year
  • Members-first notification of BRIC House programs
  • Discounts on BRIC merchandise
  • 10% discount on Community Media Classes*
  • 10% discount at the Mary Anne Yancey Café in BRIC House
  • Reciprocal benefits from BRIC Neighbors
  • Advance BRIC House ticket sales and reservations.**
  • Discounted tickets to the BRIC Fall Gala After Party


*Pending availability; certain media classes are only open to Brooklyn residents.
**Advanced ticket sales apply to BRIC House programs only.


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BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

www.bam.org
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas - engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

IDNYC cardholders can receive BAM Level 1 benefits:

Cinema Benefits:

  • Advance access to tickets for special screenings
  • 50% off movie tickets for one (Applies to regular-price movies and 3D screenings only.)
  • $5 off tickets to special screenings for two

Live Performance Benefits:

  • Advance access to live performance tickets
  • 50% off same-day tickets for two (Cannot be combined with other offers. Subject to availability.)
  • 20-30% subscription discount (4 or more shows)
  • 50% off performance-related talks

Parties & Extra Perks:

  • Access to pre-show Member Mingles
  • 15% off at Greenlight Bookstore, including online
  • 10% off at BAMcafé and BAM Dining Partners

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Brooklyn Children's Museum

www.brooklynkids.org
A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures. It is the only children’s museum in New York City, and one of few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Individual Membership Package:

  • Free admission for 1 person per visit to Brooklyn Children's Museum.
  • $4 off admission fee for additional guest per visit
  • Member express entry on weekends and school holidays
  • Invitations to Member-Only Museum events
  • Receive monthly e-newsletter

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Center for Performance Research

www.cprnyc.org
CPR supports the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms, and the presentation of this work. Located in a 4,000-square-foot mixed-used arts facility in Brooklyn’s first L.E.E.D.-certified green building of its kind, CPR provides affordable space for rehearsal and performance, innovative arts programming, education, and pedagogical engagement with the communities of New York City and abroad. CPR is an artist-driven initiative, co-founded by Jonah Bokaer | Chez Bushwick and John Jasperse | Thin Man Dance, Inc.

Center for Performance Research IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • 15% discounted ticket prices for two on all CPR Presents performances and events
  • Complimentary subscription to CPR newsletter
  • Invitations to special events and premieres

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NY Aquarium (ENROLLMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRONX ZOO)

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the New York Aquarium is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

 


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Prospect Park Zoo (ENROLLMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRONX ZOO)

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Prospect Park Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

 

Manhattan

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American Museum of Natural History

www.amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

American Museum of Natural History - New York Membership Entails:

  • Free unlimited general admission to the Museum (plus up to four additional visitors under the age of 18 when accompanied by NY Membership holder)
  • Individuals will receive unlimited complimentary general admission to the iconic 45 permanent halls of the Museum, which include: Biodiversity and Environmental Halls, Birds and Reptiles & Amphibians Halls, Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls, Fossil Halls, Human Origins and Cultural Halls, Mammal Halls, Rose Center for Earth and Space & the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial.
  • Free admission to the LeFrak Theater: Individuals (and individuals accompanied by up to four children under the age of 18) will receive complimentary tickets for Giant Screen Films shown in the LeFrak Theater, which shows 3D films.
  • Notice of upcoming educational programming: throughout the year, the Museum’s scientific and educational staff conduct numerous scientifically-based educational programs for members and the public to attend. Members will receive advanced notice of these programs via email.
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop: Individuals will receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.
  • Discounts in the cafes and food court: Individuals will receive a 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases.
  • AMNH Membership Card: Individuals will receive an AMNH membership card that will allow them to receive priority service at the Members only ticketing desks.
  • Card holders under the age of 18 are not eligible for this membership package.
  • All Members must provide a valid email address to receive informational updates about the Museum.

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Carnegie Hall

www.carnegiehall.org/IDNYC
Carnegie Hall presents more than 180 concerts each year—from orchestral performances, chamber music, recitals, and choral music to folk, world, musical theater, and jazz. The venue is also home to over 500 independently produced events each year. Through the work of The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, wide-reaching music education programs serve people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States, and around the world, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. Continually building on its long-standing tradition of excellence and innovation, Carnegie Hall remains one of the world’s premier concert venues.

Carnegie Hall IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Access to subscriptions and single tickets before the general public
  • Half-price ticket offers on select Carnegie Hall-presented concerts
  • Monthly Keynotes email benefit guide
  • Discounts at neighborhood restaurants, stores, hotels and more

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Central Park Zoo (ENROLLMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRONX ZOO)

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Central Park Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

 


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China Insitute

www.chinainstitute.org
Founded in 1926, China Institute is the nation’s oldest, and most comprehensive educational and cultural center devoted to teaching the public about China and Chinese language, art, culture, and U.S.-China business. China Institute’s arts and culture programs, education platforms, and services for business enhance the fabric and landscape of Lower Manhattan and reach diverse audiences, including art-lovers, students of all ages, educators and school administrators, families, scholars, general audiences from across the New York metropolitan area, and domestic and international tourists.

China Institute IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Membership Benefits for one adult
  • Complimentary admission for member to China Institute Gallery exhibitions
  • Invitation to Members’ Gallery Opening Receptions
  • Member discount on Exhibition-related programs such as curator’s lectures offered for each exhibition
  • Member discount on Arts & Culture programs
  • Member discount on China Institute classes, i.e., language, brush painting and calligraphy
  • Member discount on book signing and business lecture series
  • Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings
  • Program updates via email alerts
  • Opportunity to attend Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
  • 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
  • Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)

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Central Park Zoo (ENROLLMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRONX ZOO)

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Central Park Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

 


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The Drawing Center

www.drawingcenter.org
The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan's SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs. It was founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938–2014).

Drawing Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:
IDNYC cardholders will receive complimentary admission for two to The Drawing Center for one year, invitations to exhibition opening receptions and exclusive programming, and personalized emails detailing upcoming events.


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Film Forum

www.filmforum.org
Film Forum is an independent cinema in lower Manhattan, open 365 days of the year, specializing in independent film premieres and classic repertory programming. We have three screens and open our doors at 12:30 daily. Film Forum has won numerous awards for its unusual selections, including: documentaries of social and political import, foreign features, animation, indie dramas – among them many Oscar nominated and winning movies (A SEPARATION, AMOUR, SON OF SAUL, LEVIATHAN, and EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT). We have premiered the films of Werner Herzog, Frederick Wiseman, Terence Davies, Chantal Akerman, and Laurie Anderson. Our repertory screen plays double-features (two films for one admission), 3-D specials, festivals by auteurs (Fellini, Sturges, Ozu) , silent movies with live piano accompaniment, and genre films from the past 100 years. Films are screened in 35mm and DCP. Many evenings include Q&As with the filmmakers. Our Film Forum Jr. program features classics for kids every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Film Forum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • One admission to any movie for a one-year period -- at our reduced membership rate (currently $8 rather than $14)
  • 20% discount on Film Forum merchandise (T-shirts by Maira Kalman, limited-edition works of art)
  • Calendar mailings 6-7 times a year plus e-mail updates weekly

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

http://support.lincolncenter.org/idnyc-membership

Lincoln Center was envisioned as a major performing arts center that would develop and present the finest and brightest in all types of performing arts to a diverse audience drawn from all walks of life. Lincoln Center serves three primary roles: world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus

Lincoln Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Access to presales for Lincoln Center Presents performances:
    • American Songbook
    • Great Performers
    • Lincoln Center Festival
    • Mostly Mozart Festival
    • White Light Festival
  • 50% discount on Lincoln Center tours (2 admissions)
  • Electronic subscription to the LCTIX weekly discount email
  • Electronic subscription to the monthly Calendar of Events
  • Electronic subscription to the Inside Lincoln Center newsletter

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (ENROLLMENT ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE MET ON 5TH AVENUE)

www.metmuseum.org
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens – businessmen and financiers as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day – who wanted to create a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.

Metropolitan Museum of Art IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for one to the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Cloisters, and the Met Breuer;;
  • Emails about exhibitions and select Museum programs;
  • Discount on Audio Guide rentals in nine languages; and
  • Complimentary guided tours of the collection in ten languages.

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MoMA

http://www.moma.org
The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time. 

MoMA IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Personalized MoMA membership card for one
  • Free admission to the galleries during regular Museum hours
  • 10% discount in the MoMA Stores
  • Free same-day film tickets (onsite pickup)
  • Monthly members-only e-newsletter

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Metropolitan Opera

http://www.metopera.org
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.

Metropolitan Opera IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Ticket discounts
  • Invitations to attend a final dress rehearsal.
  • 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop.

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Museum at Eldridge Street

www.eldridgestreet.org
The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. The Eldridge Street Synagogue is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Explore the building’s history, architecture and culture while discovering its vibrant Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. Highlights include awe-inspiring architecture, a new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans, and award-winning digital displays.

Museum at Eldridge Street IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free unlimited admission to the Museum and special exhibitions
  • Free additional admission for up to two visitors under the age of 18
  • 10% discount in the Museum shop
  • 25% discounts on concerts & talks for two people*
  • All Members must provide a valid email address to receive informational updates about the Museum.

*Advance registration required. Please contact the Director of Cultural Programs at hgriff@eldridgestreet.org for more details.


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Museum of Arts and Design

www.madmuseum.org
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions the work of contemporary artists and designers. Since its founding in 1956, the Museum has celebrated the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from craft traditions to cutting-edge technologies. Today, MAD offers a rich variety of exhibitions and public programs, presenting contemporary art and design in social contexts.

Museum of Arts and Design IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free, unlimited admission to the Museum for one (Note admission for visitors 18 and under is always free)
  • Member Discount on our public programs, including performances, talks, panels and screenings
  • 10% discount at the Store at MAD
  • Subscription to MAD’s monthly enews
  • Subscription to member-only enews

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Museum of Chinese in America

http://www.mocanyc.org
The Museum of Chinese in America aims to engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history through a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others. Seated at the crossroads of New York City’s bustling Chinatown and SoHo neighborhoods, MOCA welcomes diverse groups of visitors from all over the world and right down Canal Street. MOCA began in 1980 as the New York Chinatown History Project, a community-based organization founded by scholar John Kuo Wei Tchen and community activist Charles Lai to promote knowledge and understanding of the history and contributions of Chinese Americans. Today, MOCA is a national cultural anchor and a global destination.

Museum of Chinese in America IDNYC Membership Benefits :

  • Unlimited free admission
  • 10% discount at Museum Shop
  • Discounts on Public Programs (+ One-time Discount for 1 Guest)
  • 10% off at Red Egg restaurant
  • 15% off at T Shop
  • Invitations to member outings, exhibition previews, special events and members-only tours
  • 1 Guest admitted per visit with Member
  • Free pass to 1 guided Chinatown walking tour*

*Advance registration required. Please contact the Visitor Services Department at vs@mocanyc.org for more details.


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Museum of Jewish Heritage

www.mjhnyc.org
Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives—cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today. New generations are taught how to recognize and fight contemporary instances of injustice and oppression.

Museum of Jewish Heritage IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission to the Museum and special exhibitions
  • Invitations to Members-only exhibition previews, events, tours, and lectures
  • Free admission for two to select Museum public programs
  • Discounted admission for most Museum programs
  • 15% discount at the Pickman Museum Shop and invitations to the annual Members-only Hanukkah and Passover sales
  • 10% discount at the Heritage Café
  • Subscription to the Member e-newsletter
  • Subscription to MJH News, the Museum newsletter
  • 2 guest passes

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Museum of the City of New York

www.mcny.org
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

Museum of the City of New York IDNYC Individual Membership Package:

  • Free unlimited yearly admission for one with your valid IDNYC card
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the e-newsletter and e-calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Café

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New York City Ballet

www.nycballet.org/idnyc
Experience New York City Ballet in a new way by becoming a Circle of Friends member through the IDNYC program. Members watch private rehearsals onstage with renowned choreographers and ballet masters, receive insider information via our digital newsletter, and celebrate NYCB with discounts at the Gift Shop and several Lincoln Center restaurants.

New York City Ballet IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Personalized membership card
  • 15% discount at the Gift Shop
  • Access to select working rehearsals
  • 10% discount at several dining options on the Lincoln Center plaza
  • Subscription to NYCB’s digital highlights newsletter

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New York City Center

www.nycitycenter.org/Home/Visitor-Info/IDNYC.aspx
New York City Center, now in its 70th year, has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. It was Manhattan’s first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including City Center's Principal Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs.

New York City Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Pre-sale opportunities on select events
  • Access to the Membership Hotline – a dedicated telephone number for Member services
  • City Center's exclusive monthly e-newsletter
  • A benefit’s card entitling the Member to special offers at more than 30 neighborhood sites, including local restaurants and parking

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Park Avenue Armory

www.armoryonpark.org
Part palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York by enabling artists to create—and audiences to experience—unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall—reminiscent of 19th-century European train stations—and array of exuberant period rooms, the Armory offers a new platform for creativity across all art forms.

Park Venue Armory IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for IDNYC member to Armory visual art installations
  • Complimentary members-only e-newsletter
  • Complimentary news updates from the Armory
  • 10% discount on merchandise sales

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Symphony Space

www.symphonyspace.org
Symphony Space presents a full slate of original—and affordable—music, literature, film, family, comedy, and arts education programs on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Known for intimate, live performances by many of the world’s greatest artists, Symphony Space is one of New York City’s most vibrant hubs for culture, ideas, and entertainment.

Symphony Space IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Up to 25% off tickets to Symphony Space shows for one person
  • Exclusive Members’ Ticket Pre-sales
  • Priority admission to Wall to Wall
  • Invitation to Member Season Kick-off Party
  • 20% off at our own Bar Thalia
  • A complimentary drink at intermission Members’ Bars throughout the season
  • Discounts to neighborhood restaurants and shops.
  • Ticket exchange privileges and priority on waiting lists for sold-out events

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The Studio Museum in Harlem

https://www.studiomuseum.org/idnyc
The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Studio Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited general admission to the Studio Museum for one
  • Special Members-only visitation hours
  • Invitation to 1 exhibition opening
  • Invitations & e-mail reminders for upcoming events at the Studio Museum
  • Subscription to the Museum e-newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive Member Shopping Days at the Museum Store
  • Free or discounted tickets to education and public programs

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Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling

www.sugarhillmuseum.org
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, the cultural capstone of the Sugar Hill project in Harlem by Broadway Housing Communities, offers year-round art exhibitions, storytelling series, art-making workshops and an early childhood arts education curriculum. Museum programs are designed to nurture the curiosity and creative spirit of three- to eight-year-old children, building the language, literacy and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong learning.

The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is located at 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street in New York City. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Admission prices vary. For more information on the Museum, please visit www.sugarhillmuseum.org. To connect with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum via Social Media, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/sugarhillmuseum and using @sugarhillmuseum on Instagram and Twitter.

Become a part of the Sugar Hill family! We are pleased to offer IDNYC card-holders an opportunity to redeem an Individual Membership with the following benefits. Remember, kids 0-8 are always FREE!

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free entry for one (1) adult
  • One (1) guest pass annually
  • Invitation to special Museum Events
  • 10% discount at The Shop, museum gift store

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The Public Theater

www.publictheater.org
The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day.

Public Theater IDNYC Membership Package:

  • Access to (1) member discount ticket per production for The Public's downtown season during preview performances
  • Priority access to our performances before the general public
  • 20% off food and beverages at Joe's Pub, The Library, and The Lobby BarInvites to other cool events: Receive priority notification for talkbacks and special events.
  • Access to the Member Hotline for dedicated customer service
  • Waived ticket fees when making purchases
  • Free exchanges

Queens

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Flushing Town Hall

www.flushingtownhall.org
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, located at historic Flushing Town Hall, was founded in 1979 to be a revitalizing force for its community, a catalyst for developing and promoting the visual and performing arts in Queens, and a bridge to promote intercultural understanding through the arts in the most culturally diverse county in the United States.

Flushing Town Hall IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Discounted Member prices for two on all FCCA ticketed performances and events
  • 10% Gift Shop discounts
  • Free admission to FCCA exhibitions, monthly Jazz Jams and interactive arts workshops
  • Invitation to FCCA member-only events
  • Access to Pre-show FCCA Members Lounge
  • 1 FCCA Treat-a-Friend pass (redeemable for one drink or ticket)

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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

www.jcal.org
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is a non-profit organization that offers visual, performing and literary arts, arts education and artists’ programs to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area. The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is a multidisciplinary urban arts center located in the diverse community of Southeast Queens.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • A personalized Membership Card
  • 30% discounted on admission tickets to JCAL’s performances; members preview receptions for gallery openings; discounted parking vouchers
  • Unlimited free admission to our exhibitions; invitations to special events; and special offers from other cultural institutions

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MoMA PS1

www.momaps1.org
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art.

MoMA PS1 invites IDNYC cardholders to enjoy a free one-year membership, offered jointly with the Museum of Modern Art’s MoMA NYC program. Membership benefits include:

  • One personalized membership card
  • Free admission for one to MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art during regular operating hours
  • $2 discount on same-day, onsite tickets to Sunday Sessions and Warm Up programs at MoMA PS1
  • 10% discount in the MoMA Stores and at store.moma.org
  • Free same-day, onsite tickets to MoMA Film screenings
  • Monthly members-only e-newsletter

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Queens Museum

www.queensmuseum.org
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

Queens Museum Family Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children
  • 10% discount at Museum Shop and Cafe
  • Invitations to special events and openings
  • Discount on Queens Museum Summer Camp and other family events

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Queens Theatre

www.queenstheatre.org
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT's mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.

Queens Theatre IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Member pricing (15% off tickets)
  • Rush tickets ($25 tickets when ordered the day of the performance. 2 tickets per member)
  • Discount on Queens Theatre Gala

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Queens Zoo (ENROLLMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRONX ZOO)

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Queens Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

 

Staten Island

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Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

www.snug-harbor.org
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is the result of more than three decades of restoration and development to convert the first home for retired sailors in the United States to a regional arts center. It is a place where history, architecture, visual arts, theater, dance, music and environmental science come together to provide a dynamic experience for all ages. One of the largest, ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America Snug Harbor consists of 26 historic buildings, nine distinctive botanical gardens, a two-acre urban farm, and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre, park-like campus.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Individual Membership Benefits:

  • Complimentary admission for one to Snug Harbor galleries (Newhouse Gallery and Main Hall/Building C Gallery)
  • Complimentary admission for one to New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
  • Discounts on pre-scheduled tours
  • Invitations to Snug Harbor special events for Members
  • Complimentary subscription to online newsletter

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Staten Island Museum

www.statenislandmuseum.org
Founded in 1881, the Staten Island Museum, New York City's only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art and history based on its diverse collections. The Museum is dedicated to making its current and future collections broadly accessible for educators, students, researchers and the general public by providing authentic experiences in the field and at the Museum.

Staten Island Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits

  • Free Museum admission, year-round!
  • 10% Discount in the Museum Store
  • Special Member Discounts for Events and Programs
  • Invitations to Special Events and Programs
  • Subscription to the Museum's e-blasts

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St. George Theatre

www.stgeorgetheatre.com
The historic St. George Theatre (St. George Theatre Restoration Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to the restoration of the historic theatre and its development as a cultural and performing arts center for Staten Island and all of New York City by providing community outreach, educational programs and public performances. Just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry, the 1900-seat St. George Theatre is the premier performing arts center for Staten Island, hosting to live performances including dance, comedy, illusion, musical theater, children's events, and music concerts.

St. George Theatre IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Advance e-mail notice of shows and special events
  • Exclusive member-only presale codes for shows before general on sale dates
  • Special promotions and discounts for select performances
  • Invitations to special member-only events
  • Personalized SGT membership card
  • Subscription to the SGT electronic newsletter
  • $10 credit to our Grand Lobby concessions (does not apply to artist merchandise)

Email address is required to redeem membership through IDNYC. To do so, please call 718-442-2900, email info@sgtr.org, or in person at the box office.


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Jacques Marchais Center for Tibetan Art

www.tibetanmuseum.org
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is the first museum dedicated solely to Tibetan art in the United States. Designed to resemble a Himalayan mountain monastery, the Museum is comprised of two fieldstone buildings and a garden. The exhibits include a permanent installation and rotating exhibitions. Public programs include lecture, films, meditation, tai chi, concerts and family programs.

Jacques Marchais Center for Tibetan Art IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free Admission to the Museum for cardholders
  • Discount for meditation and tai chi classes
  • 10% discount in the Museum shop