Museums and Cultural Institutions

IDNYC Cultural Benefits – Terms and Eligibility

  • New York City residents with a valid IDNYC card issued on or after January 1, 2016 are eligible for free memberships at all 40 participating institutions.
  • Select Institutions listed below are offering free membership benefits to all IDNYC cardholders, including those with a card issue date in 2015.

The following cultural institutions will provide free membership benefits to all eligible IDNYC card holders, regardless of when they were issued their IDNYC card:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • BRIC
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • Historic Richmond Town
  • Jamaica Center for Art and Learning
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • MoMA PS1
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New Museum
  • New York City Center
  • The Public Theater
  • Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
  • Staten Island Museum

 

2016 benefits at the participating institutions not listed above are available only to new cardholders who are issued their IDNYC card on or after January 1, 2016. The date of issue is exactly five years before the expiration date on the face of the card.

Cultural memberships redeemed through IDNYC will be good for one year from the date the membership benefit is redeemed. Institutions have different protocols for enrolling members; check with the participating institution for more details. For the most guaranteed cultural benefits, card holders should redeem memberships in the same calendar year that they are issued their card.

IDNYC card holders are eligible for free memberships only if they have not been a member of the particular institution they’re seeking to join since January 1, 2012. Individuals who have been members of a given institution since that date are not eligible for a free membership through IDNYC.

For each institution's discounts see the range of benefits you will receive below!


Bronx

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Bronx County Historical Society

www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org
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
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx. The Bronx Museum Permanent Collection is composed of over 1,000 artworks encompassing all media. including major pieces by artists of historical significance, including Vito Acconci, Alvin Baltrop, Elizabeth Catlett, Juan Downey, Öyvind Fahlström, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and Martin Wong.

Bronx Museum of the Arts IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • 20% discount at the Museum Shop
  • Early announcement for special programs
  • Invitations to preview events
  • VIP seating at select Museum programs such as Bronx Stories, and priority registration at Family Affair
  • Invitations quarterly to a member-only special events

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New York Botanical Garden

www.nybg.org
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis 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 900,000 visitors enjoy the Garden not only for its remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, but also for programming that ranges from drop in activities at the Family Garden, to a weekly Green Market and the Bronx Day festival on Daffodil Hill.

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
  • Free weekday onsite parking in January, February and March
  • 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 with additional discounts and member perks
  • 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.*

*Pending availability; certain media classes are only open to Brooklyn residents.


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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 Botanic Garden

www.bbg.org/support/idnyc_bbg_frequently_asked_questions
Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, the Garden is home to over 14,000 kinds of plants and hosts more than 800,000 visitors annually.

BBG Individual Level Membership:

  • Membership card for unlimited free admission for 1 (good for 1 year); children under age 12 are always free
  • Admission for member plus 1 guest to all members-only summer events
  • Admission for 1 to the Members' Plant Sale Preview
  • 10% discount at Garden Shop and Cafe
  • Member discounts on adult classes, trips and tours
  • Subscription to BBG’s newsletter.
  • Library borrowing privileges
  • Privileges at botanic gardens across the country
  • Discounts from participating local, national and online merchants

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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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Brooklyn Museum

www.brooklynmuseum.org
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Its roots extend back to 1823 and the founding of the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library to educate young tradesmen. At the Brooklyn Museum you can explore an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art.

Brooklyn Museum Individual Membership Package:

  • Personalized Membership card
  • Unlimited Free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection
  • 10% discount at our award-winning Museum Shop
  • Free and advance tickets to performances, talks, films, and concerts
  • Discount and early registration for Gallery/Studio Program classes for adults (quantities limited)
  • Exclusive double-discount days
  • 10% discount at BKM Bowl and B Café
  • 10% discount at Saul restaurant and bar
  • 10% discount on Group Tours
  • Discounts at our BKM Neighbors
  • Free subscription to our monthly Member newsletter

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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
  • Two free passes for select rehearsals to use during your membership year
  • 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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El Museo del Barrio

www.elmuseo.org
El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.

El Museo del Barrio AMIGO Membership Benefits:

  • FREE gallery Admission for you and a guest
  • Priority seating at select special performances
  • Guided exhibition tours
  • Discounted tickets to El Museo events
  • 10 % discount at La Tienda (museum shop) and El Café

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

http://support.lincolncenter.org/give/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

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 arists 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 Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens;
  • 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 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:

  • An electronic membership card offering free unlimited yearly admission for one.
  • 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 Museum

http://www.newmuseum.org
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program

New Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free, unlimited general admission to the Museum for one 
  • Member Discount on tickets to New Museum screenings, performances, and panels
  • 15% discount at the New Museum Store
  • 10% discount at the New Museum's Café 

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New York City Ballet

www.nycballet.org/idnyc
New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. The Company was founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, and it quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Jerome Robbins joined NYCB the following year and, with Balanchine, helped to build the astounding repertory and firmly establish the Company in New York.

New York City Ballet IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Admission for two to a total of four working rehearsals
  • Admission for two to NYCB Seminars
  • 15% discount at the Gift Shop
  • Invitation for two to a private members-only reception

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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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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

http://www.guggenheim.org/
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

Guggenheim IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Membership card and benefits for one individual over the age of 18
  • Skip the line with FREE admission for one adult to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Members-only emails with advance notice of public programs and special events
  • 10% savings at the Guggenheim Store and restaurants
  • Discounted tickets for all museum programs, including artists’ talks, Works & Process, and live events
  • Free admission for children under 12

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The Studio Museum in Harlem

www.studiomuseum.org
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
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • 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
  • Annual recognition in Studio magazine's online platform

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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:

  • Discounted tickets: Members get one ticket at the special member price to each production during your year of membership. You’ll also get an additional ticket to each production for 15% off the full price.
  • No service charges: We’ll waive handling fees and facility fees on all your orders**
  • Save on food and drink: 20% discount on all food and drink in Joe’s Pub, The Library at The Public, and at the Lobby Bar
  • Members are first to know when tickets go on sale. You’ll have the chance to buy tickets before the general public.
  • Invites to other cool events: Receive priority notification for talkbacks and special events.
  • Easy exchanges: Return your tickets to the box office at least 48 hours in advance of our scheduled performance and you may exchange the tickets for another available date. Members pay no exchange fee!
  • Member hotline: You'll be able to use our dedicated member-only phone line for information and ticket ordering.
  • Cardholders are eligible for memberships only if they have not been a member since Jan. 1, 2013.

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 P.S. 1 IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to MoMA PS1
  • Exhibition opening invitations
  • $2 discount on Sunday Sessions (for tickets purchased at the door only)
  • 10% discount at the M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1
  • 10% discount at the ARTBOOK@MoMA PS1 bookstore

*Not including special ticketed events and programs


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Museum of the Moving Image

www.movingimage.us
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts. The Museum maintains the nation's largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image—one of the most important collections of its kind in the world.

Museum of the Moving Image Individual Membership Benefits:

  • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum’s galleries, excluding specially ticked exhibitions, for one person
  • Weekly member e-newsletter
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews
  • A Museum Pass good for either one free guest admission or one free movie ticket, redeemable on a future date

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New York Hall of Science

www.nysci.org
New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math. NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

New York Hall of Science Individual Pass Benefits:

  • Free general admission for one.
  • Discounts: 3D Theater Presentations, Rocket Park Mini Golf, Science Shop, birthday parties, camps and clubs, plus much more!
  • Select Members-only events, promotions, and special offers.

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Queens Botanical Garden

www.queensbotanical.org
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Queens Botanical Garden Basic Membership Benefits:

  • A membership card for one adult
  • Free admission to the Garden for one adult
  • Subscription to seasonal calendars
  • Discounts on select Queens Botanical Garden workshops
  • Two one-time use free admission passes for friends or family.

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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 Children's Museum

www.sichildrensmuseum.org
The Staten Island Children’s Museum, located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens in lovely downtown Staten Island, offers an almost 40,000 square foot facility, with nine exhibits, several classrooms, plus a four acre Meadow. The mission of the Staten Island Children’s Museum is to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children, to recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and to demonstrate vividly that learning can be exciting and fun.

Staten Island Children's Museum IDNYC Membership Package:

  • Free admission for 1 person per visit to Staten Island Children's Museum.
  • 10% discount in the Museum gift shop
  • Member discounts on parties and summer mini-camp registrations
  • Invitations to Member-Only Museum events

NOTE: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted to the Museum. Photo ID required for all members upon Museum entry.


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Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town

www.historicrichmondtown.org
Historic Richmond Town is a completely authentic, real and original town and farm museum complex featuring unique treasures dating all the way back to the mid-1600s. The museum's focus is to create opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience from the colonial period to the present.

Staten Island Historical Society IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free Regular Admission to Historic Richmond Town.
  • Complimentary Ticket to Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking, Old Home Day, and Independence Day Celebration.
  • 10% Discount on Museum Store purchases.
  • Staten Island Historian, a biannual journal published since 1938.
  • Regular information updates and special offers.

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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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Staten Island Zoo

www.statenislandzoo.org
The Staten Island Zoological Society was the first zoo in the country to specifically dedicate itself to fulfilling an educational mission. Through effective wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation, educational programs and community outreach the Society has become a powerful instrument for influencing and informing the public about the beauty, value and vulnerability of nature.

Staten Island Zoo IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for one (1) person to the Staten Island Zoo for period of one year from the date the Municipal ID Card is issued.
  • Invitations to "Members Only" programs.
  • Invitations to Special Events.
  • Sneak preview for new exhibits.
  • Advance notice and discounts on special programs throughout the year.
  • Inclusion in the Staten Island Zoo's constant contact communications program, a regularly scheduled e-mail series.
  • 10% discount on "Zoovenirs" at the Zoo Café and Gift Shop.

NOTE: All children must be accompanied by an adult.