2016 could be the year you get cultured.
You have a few more weeks to snag free memberships to cultural institutions in all five boroughs when you sign up for an IDNYC card, the government-issued identification card available to all New Yorkers age 14 and up.
Through Dec. 31, a new ID card will get you a free one-year membership to 33 institutions, including the New York Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Hall of Science and the Staten Island Zoo. Membership packages offer such perks as invitations to special events, gift shop discounts and complimentary admission. You can find a list of participating institutions and their membership packages here.
To apply for a card, find instructions here.