NIGHTCRAWLERS: We normally wouldn’t recommend that you poke about Central Park after sundown, but if you’re accompanying naturalist Marie Winn, author of "Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife," you’ll be fine. Her guided tour should get you up close and personal with all sorts of the park’s nocturnal creatures. Starts at the American Museum of Natural History, 7PM.
FREEZE FRAME: Long before Dora started exploring and SpongeBob had pants of any shape, cartoons were a radical art form. Join the crew behind music circular ShowPaper for a night of ultra-vintage cartoons projected on 16mm at Williamsburg’s Dead Herring, 8PM.
REWIND: Chubby “Let’s Twist Again” Checker brings his exuberant stage presence and classic back catalog of 1950s tunes to the Midsummer Night’s Swing series at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. 8:30PM (but arrive at 6:30 if free dance lessons are your thing).