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Free Programs: New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities-from paid museum internships to free science research programs. The free and low-cost programs listed are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day. Link:

The official website for NYC will give you important alerts, news, programs, events and government access and information. Click on the link:  

IDNYC - New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. All New York City residents age 14 and older can get an IDNYC card. Applicants must complete an application and submit it at an IDNYC ENROLLMENT CENTER

An NYC Parks Recreation Center membership gives you access to New York City’s most affordable and extensive network of recreational facilities across the five boroughs. Anyone can be a member – there are no residency requirements and kids under 18 can get a free membership. Come to any of the Recreation Center locations with one form of photo identification. If you do not have a valid form of identification, find out how to get one at Get Your IDNYC. Children under 18 can bring a student ID or birth certificate. Click on the link to find a recreation center near you: