The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, June 12

June 12, 2014 9:00 AM


Tonight in New York City: Watch the World Cup at Fraunces Tavern, grab a pie and an ice cream cone in honor of Orange is the New Black’s second season, or listen to Macaulay Culkin sing about pizza. By Carly Petrone.

FIFA World Cup at Fraunces Tavern

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 10: A man passes graffiti of multi-colored hands supporting the planet marked with a Brazilian flag on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The opening match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is June 12 in Sao Paulo when Brazil takes on Croatia.

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The FIFA World Cup kicks off today at 4 p.m. This spectacular event only happens every four years so come out and celebrate. Frances Tavern will be showing all the games, including tonight’s match between Brazil and Croatia. Check out their World Cup of Draft Craft Beer, including IPAs from Italy and Hefeweisse from Germany. Plus, you can show your pride for your favorite team by eating what the natives eat. Try Spanish Gambas al Ajillo (garlic shrimp), Argentinian Bife de Chorizo (sirloin steak on a stone), or German Brezel und Wurst (duo of sausage and pretzel). The games begin at 4 p.m. Who are you routing for?

Red Cross Blood Drive at Grand Central Terminal

(credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

(credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

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Help a stranger in need by giving blood today. The Red Cross will be set up at Grand Central Station until 6 p.m. tonight. The 3rd Annual Blood Drive will benefit the NY Mtro area community. All it takes is an hour of your time to possibly save someone’s life. Make an appointment here or just walk-in.

Crazy Pyes

(credit: Facebook/OITNB)

(credit: Facebook/OITNB)

Sure, fans of Orange is the New Black can celebrate the second season by binge watching it now on Netflix, but they can also show up to Broome St. and West Broadway tonight between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The reason? Crazy Pyes, a promotional food truck, will be giving out free pie and chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream cones in honor of one of the show’s most beloved characters – Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. Can’t make it tonight? The truck will also stop between 22th and 23rd Sts tomorrow from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wind Down Yoga with Om Factory



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Wind down after a long day with a free 50-minute Om Factory yoga class in Union Square Park. Practice or learn Vinyasa with a professional instructor and find out how to flow through sequences of synchronized breathing in order to warm the body and move deeper into postures. Whether you’re just starting out or you just want to come show off your yoga moves, it’s a great way to unwind in the middle of the city. Class begins at 7 p.m.

The Pizza Underground Variety Show



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Get ready because Macaulay Culkin and the rest of the band members of The Pizza Underground will finally be performing at Le Poisson Rouge. Tonight, the boys will sing Velvet Underground songs with one major twist: they’ll all be about pizza. Listen to everything from “All The Pizza Parties” (All Tomorrow’s Parties) to “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice” (Walk on the Wild Side). Good thing Artichoke Pizza is right around the corner, right? Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.