Summer Nights: Senior Softball In Huntington Beach, Calif.

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Keith Van Brunt (left) and Tom Mgerack, known as the "Bumper Car Psychos," go for a ride July 27 at the Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, N.J. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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A Slamming Good Time On The Jersey Shore

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Summer Nights: Ikaria, Greece

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Summer Nights: Frozen Custard In St. Louis

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The "Loving Happiness Band," supported, in part, by the Communist Party, plays for a crowd on Nanjing Road. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Festive Nanjing Road Recaptures Shanghai's Heyday

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People stand on the beach to catch grunion during the annual grunion run at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Calif., in 2009. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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For A Silvery Calif. Fish, A Special Moonlit Night

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Tivoli Gardens, one of the world's oldest amusement parks, has been a landmark in Copenhagen, Denmark, since the middle of the 19th century. It remains hugely popular, particularly on summer nights. Courtesy of Tivoli hide caption

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Tivoli Gardens Beckons On Denmark's Summer Nights

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Summer Nights: Baltimore's 'Little Italy'

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A pond in Charlotte, N.C.'s Freedom Park is a popular spot for evening fishing. The city keeps the pond well-stocked with catfish. Julie Rose for NPR hide caption

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Fishin' In The Dark Draws Rods and Reels To Park

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Summer Nights: Cuban 'Jubans' In South Sudan

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Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix. Peter O'Dowd/NPR hide caption

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Summer Nights: Phoenix's Piestewa Peak

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Antique trucks, including a 1937 Plymouth, on display at the weekly Cruisin' on the Square car show in Milan, Ohio. Classic car owners and enthusiasts gather each Tuesday evening through the summer to show off their cars or even find one to buy. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Cruisin' For Classic Cars On A Steamy Summer Night

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