Far Rockaway Day Center, a day program operated by AHRC New York City, serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has partnered with IDNYC to serve as host for a mobile enrollment center on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30. All New York City residents, 10 years and older, who reside in the five boroughs are eligible for the ID card, regardless of immigration status.
IDNYC offers a wide range of benefits for registered cardholders. Free one-year memberships are available to some of the city’s finest cultural institutions, such as the Film Forum or zoos. Steep discounts on movie tickets, sporting events, and amusement park tickets to places such as Six Flags are available. In addition, IDNYC cards can serve as a library card anywhere in the city.
The Day Center became interested in hosting the event, as many of its self-advocates found themselves unable to enter government buildings without proper identification. “One of the main goals for Far Rockaway Day Center and the community is inclusion in all forms,” Nixon Darbouze, Community Support Supervisor at Far Rockaway Day Center said. “Having an ID will provide a sense of independence and give access to the community. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to every member of the community, especially community youth.”
Far Rockaway Day Center is located at 1069 Dickens Street, connected to the Bayswater Jewish Center. Registration will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS