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NYC's municipal ID program is now open to kids as young as 10

NYC's municipal ID program is now open to kids as young as 10
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Kids are reaping the benefits of living in the five boroughs. 

Beginning today, NYC residents as young as 10 years old will be eligible for municipal IDNYC identification card, The Daily News reports. Previously, residents as young as 14 years old were able to obtain the card. Now that this change has gone into effect, up to 300,000 more youngsters can apply for the i.d., which provides discounts to attractions, movies and free one-year-memberships to various NYC hotspots. Parents: This is certainly something worth celebrating. 

Regardless of immigration status, New Yorkers within the age brackets are able to sign up for a card, The Daily News further reports. According to the IDNYC website, "IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID." If the free card has piqued your interest, you and all eligible family members can sign up here

This isn't the only card worth keeping in your wallet. Take note bibliophiles because your library card (from the New York Public Library, Queens Library and Brooklyn Public Library) allows you to make a free visit to top NYC venues thanks to the new service, Culture Pass. Parents, this includes: the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Children's Museum of the Arts, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Sugar Hill Children's Museum and so much more.

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Make a list of the best family attractions you'd like to visit with your new IDNYC card. When your visit is over, make a pitstop at one of these kids' playgrounds or water playgrounds