The IDNYC Card, also known as the NYC Identification Card, is a new municipal ID card issued by the City Of New York that comes with many benefits. The NYC ID Card was introduced on Monday 1-12-15 by Mayor de Blasio. For the first year, this card is free to all residents of New York City, regardless of their immigration status. As long as you can prove your identity and address in New York City, you are eligible for this identification card. The IDNYC Card is a lot more than just an identification card, holders can receive free admission or discounts at many of the city’s museums, parks and attractions, in addition to other benefits.



The IDNYC Card 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.


You can use your IDNYC Card at any public library in New York City. This ID card can be used as your library card.

Banks and Credit Unions

The IDNYC Card,  can be used as identification to open a bank or credit account at more than a dozen banks or credit unions in New York City.

Entertainment Discounts

With the IDNYC Card  you can get discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and more. The price of movie tickets can be as low as $8.00. The website for the Entertainment Benefits Group is

Museums and Cultural Institutions

With your IDNYC Card you are eligible for a one-year free membership package at 33 of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs.

Prescription Drug Discounts

BigAppleRx is the City of New York’s official prescription drug discount card.  At 95% of pharmacies in New York City, you can simply show the BIN and GRP on the back of your IDNYC card to a pharmacist to receive discounts on your prescription medication.

Fitness and Health Centers

New York City Parks Department –
10% discount off annual membership at the 35 NYC Parks Recreation Centers. Available to adults age 25-61.

Access to Y Roads young adult and centers and New Americans Welcome Centers. Plus 20% off of family memberships at all 22 YMCA centers in New York City. You have to show your IDNYC card at the desk to get these discounts,

New York Sports Club
Free 30-day trial that includes a 45-minute Fitness Evaluation with a certified trainer.

 Food Bazaar
 5% discount off all purchases at Food Bazaar supermarkets in New York City. Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Some exclusions apply. You have to show your IDNYC card at checkout, in order to get the discount.

New York Pass
36 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036.

(888) 567-7277
You can receive a 25% discount on 83 attractions around the City of  New York. The pass also entitles you to  skip the lines with a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 day passes.