5 Free Events in NYC: Broadway Stars in the Alley, Mother’s Day Crafts and More

5 Free Events in NYC: Broadway Stars in the Alley, Mother’s Day Crafts and More

Stars in the Alley 
Broadway’s Shubert Alley
May 10; 1 p.m.
The Broadway League will once again be bringing Broadway stars back to Shubert Alley for a day of free performances. Alex Brightman, star of “Beetlejuice,” will join in with Michael James Scott of “Aladdin” fame to host the annual party, while a slew of performers from Tony-nominated hits offer free performances.

A Mother’s Love Paint Excursion
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan
May 10; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Timed for Mother’s Day, this painting and crafts event offers attendees the opportunity to create a special gift for the mother (or mother figure) in their lives. Materials will be provided.

Movies Under the Stars
Manhattan and Staten Island
May 11; 7:30 p.m.
All are invited to enjoy a screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at Samuel N. Bennerson park on Saturday. If you’re closer to Staten Island, check out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at Clove Lakes Park.

Shame is the First Betrayer
Victori + MO, Manhattan
Opening reception May 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; exhibition though June 22
Artist Phoenix Lindsay-Hall explores queer life through visual art, using research from the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Herstory Archives to inform her work. This show of mixed-media pieces specifically reflects on attacks against queer communities, including the Pulse nightclub shooting and the killing of Matthew Shepard.

Talk Back Exhibition
Flux Factory, Queens
Opening reception May 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; exhibition trough June 2
The Flux Factory is centering disabled artists and organizers for this showcase and focuses on how the art world can become more accessible to differently-abled creators.