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:
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.
Photos by Tim Schreier.
On Saturday, the New Museum staged its annual block party in and around Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It was an afternoon filled with diverse performances, hands-on projects and workshops. Tim Schreier stopped by to capture some of the day’s images. Click through for more of his photos.
“Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors,” 2014. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Benoit Pailley
One-Day Exhibition of New Sculptures Made On-Site by Paweł Althamer & Collaborators
Since the opening of Paweł Althamer’s “The Neighbors” in February, Althamer has worked in partnership with a range of artists, friends, and collaborators to create sixteen new sculptures. During this period, Althamer also ran sculpture and film workshops with neighbors and a group from the Bowery Mission. Together, they will present a one-day exhibition of the new works on Thursday April 17, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the New Museum’s storefront space at 231 Bowery. In addition, a number of artworks by Althamer’s collaborator, Malian master sculptor Youssouf Dara, will also be on view. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Second and Fourth Floor exhibits will remain on view through April 20, 2014.
“Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors,” 2014. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
ALSO COMING UP: Visitors Can Take Home a Piece of Draftsmen’s Congress from April 23–27
Draftsmen’s Congress—the collective painting project that has been evolving on the Fourth Floor—will come to a close on Sunday April 20. Over the course of the past ten weeks, the blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery has been transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by thousands of Museum visitors and ninety invited community organizations, including school and adult education groups, hobbyists, political activists, and many other formal and informal organizations. From Wednesday April 23 through Sunday April 27, Draftsmen’s Congress will be disassembled during the Museum’s public hours: the painted walls will be cut up and distributed to visitors for free.
For more information, click here.
Scenes from Pawel Althamer’s exhibition at the New Museum. Photos by Tim Schreier.
Beginning today, the New Museum is featuring the first large scale U.S. exhibition of Polish artist Pawel Althamer. We attended the press preview yesterday, along with Tim Schreier, who brought back the photos you see here.
Earlier this week, the New Museum hosted its annual press breakfast to announce next year’s exhibition schedule and unveil several new initiatives.