Get Your ID NYC at the MOCA Pop-Up

unnamed (1)Starting August 16th, New Yorkers can enroll for a free ID NYC card at the pop-up enrollment center in the Museum of Chinese in America. Residents in any of the five boroughs who are 14 years and older are eligible. IDNYC provides a free one-year membership to 40 cultural institutions (from MOMA, the Bronx Museum of Arts to MOCA and the Natural History Museum) and discounts to certain entertainment and health and fitness centers. Check out a full list of benefits here.

To apply, set up an appointment at (walk-ins are not guaranteed) or call 311. The MOCA pop-up is open from August 16th to August 27th with varying hours listed below. Another pop-up at Chatham Square Library is set to open on August 30th until September 17th.

MOCA, 147 Lafayette St. | Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm | Thursday, 12 pm – 8pm | On August 27, the site will close at noon.

Click here for the nearest enrollment center near you.

Sign Up For a NYC ID Card – Get Free Membership at the New Museum

New Museum.

New Museum.

New York’s new municipal identification card has been a huge success. More than three-quarters of a million applications have been approved since the program launched last year. IDNYC is accepted by many city agencies, including the NYPD, and offers a lot of other benefits.

Did you know, for example, that you can gain free general admission to culture institutions across the city, by using your NYC id card? On the Lower East Side, the New Museum and Museum of Chinese in America are both participating.

At the New Museum, IDNYC holders receive:

  • 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

For details about benefits at cultural institutions, click here.

If you want to apply for IDNYC, two pop-up centers are available on the Lower East Side. They include:

Gouverneur Health
227 Madison St.
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Open January 20 through February 11, 2016
On February 11 this site will close at Noon

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York
33 Bowery, Suite C204
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Open January 13 through January 29, 2016
On January 29 this site will close at Noon
Closed Monday January 18, 2016

For application instructions and to make an appointment, click here.