Benefits Guide 2017 ID NYC

Benefits Guide 2017 ID NYC: 8 million New Yorkers and 1 card for all of us. In English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. For more benefits information please call 311 or visit

IDNYC is the card you need to prove that you are a New Yorker!

IDNYC provides exclusive Benefits. For instructions and up to date information on how to access your IDNYC benefits call 311 or visit

IDNYC is accepted as your proof of identity:

*By NYC agencies when applying for City services including marriage licenses, birth certificates and benefits like SNAP, Cash Assistance and Section 8.

*By NYPD police officers as valid identification

*For entering public buildings like schools.

*For taking the high school equivalency exam in New York State.

IDNYC can be used:

*As a library card at the Brooklyn, New York and Queens Public Library System. Take your IDNYC card to a librarian to make it your library card.

*As BigAppleRx, the City of New York’s official prescription discount card, which has saved users an average of 50% on prescription medications. Simply show your pharmacist the BIN and GRP on the back of your care to save.

Free Cultural Institution Memberships: Receive free one-year memberships at leading museums, zoos, concert halls and botanical gardens. See the back cover for a listing of institutions and visit for each institutions complete membership terms and eligibility.

The IDNYC card does not authorize cardholders to drive, buy alcohol or tobacco or travel by plane. IDNYC does not confer immigration status or work authorization.

Entertainment Discounts:

IDNYC Entertainment Deals: Exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks and more. This program is powered by Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG).

New York City Football Club: $3.00 off individual tickets for select seats at all 2016 regular season games.

New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY: 10% off adult tickets to all performances; 10% off the adult class card; $2 off adult drop-in ballet classes.

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York:

Discounts on tickets to performances at member theatres including Roundabout Theatre Company. Second Stage Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience.

Health & Fitness Discounts:

NYC Parks Department: 10% off annual Recreation Center Membership for adults ages 25-61 at 35 neighborhood recreation centers and 10% off NYC Parks Department tennis permits.

YMCA: Access to Y roads young adults centers and New American Welcome Centers; 20% off family and adult memberships at 22 YMCA centers citywide.

Citi Bike: 15% off annual membership for new Citi Bike Members.

Supermarket Discounts:

Food Bazaar: 5% off purchases at all Food Bazaar supermarkets in NYC. Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm. Some exclusions apply.

Banking Benefits:

You can use IDNYC as your primary ID to open a bank or credit union account at select financial institutions. For more details, visit

Animal Care Centers of New York:

$25 off adoption fees for cats, dogs and rabbits.

To inquire about membership to local cultural site, please check the website for details as more are being added.

*Disclaimer: this information was provided by social workers from Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen and is meant for New York City residents. Please check the website for more details as I have never used this service before. I have no opinion on the program. Please call the above phone number or use the website for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Benefits Guide 2017 ID NYC

  1. jwatrel says:

    This card is for NYC residents.

    Liked by 1 person

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