From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos
Joe and Kim Harrison of Setauket walk their dog Mikey along Shore Road at Setauket Harbor on April 16, 2019.
Members of the dance team at The Children's Learning Center, United Cerebral Palsy Association, in Roosevelt, practice their cheers after an announcement by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on April 16, 2019, to promote this year's Games for the Physically Challenged.
Monika Santiago, 16, gives fellow student Reese Lawrence-Schero, 19, a shave at the Bixhorn Technical Center at Eastern Suffolk Boces in Bellport on April 16, 2019.
Kaelyn Rumm, 15, a sophomore at Mineola High School, speaks with Kim Aberman, RN at Northwell Health, as students have a hands-on opportunity to explore more than 40 health care-related fields as part of Medical Career Day at the school on April 16.
Nassau County Police Officer Yolanda Turner, center, dances on a conga line with girls ages 9-13 at the Cops and Curls Commencement Day celebration at Matteo's restaurant in Roslyn Heights on April 13, 2019, where they celebrated with lunch and dancing, and wore prom dresses collected by the NCPD Police Foundation, the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society, the Nassau County Police Guardians and the Nassau County Association of Women Police.
Amateur basketballers play a game for “Alley Oop for Autism” on April 13, 2019, at Jericho High School. The event is expected to raise about $100,000. Hundreds of participants, including children and seniors, pay a $40 entry fee to compete and are guaranteed to play three games.
Portrait of Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke in his Farmingdale workshop on April 8, 2019. Paul makes replacement parts for Mego action figures.
Rev. Bob Smith, left, and Deacon Richard Bilella bless worshippers during Palm Sunday Mass at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church in Huntington Station on Sunday.
Girls are applauded by Nassau County Police officers as they enters the Cops and Curls Commencement Day celebration at Matteo's restaurant in Roslyn Heights on Saturday. A group of girls aged 9-13 celebrated with lunch and dancing, and wore prom dresses collected recently by the NCPD Police Foundation, the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society, the Nassau County Police Guardians and the Nassau County Association of Women Police. For two weeks prior to the celebration the students received educational instruction on self-esteem, healthy relationships, nutrition, exercise and etiquette from numerous adult females professionals within the county.
On what turned out to be a glorious spring afternoon, sisters Pinar Yilmaz, 5, and Derya Yilmaz, 9, of Miller Place, spin around on the teacup ride at a weekend carnival at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Saturday.
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office welcomed 61 graduating corrections officers during Friday's ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Islanders right wing Josh Bailey celebrates a goal during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Penguins on Friday at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.
Susan Brown, the mother of Terrance Brown, grows emotional at a gathering and speak out at the corner of Bira Street and Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale on Friday, marking five months since her son's death. Community members and family of Terrance Brown and other victims of gun violence on Long Island gathered to plead for justice and seek solace as they continue to search for Brown's killer.
Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) takes the shot on Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) as Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz (4) defends during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.
Corrance Stokes, center, along with the rest of "Rhythm of the Knight", who recently qualified for the national finals of the FAME Show Choir America Competition, offer a sneak peak into their award-winning repertoire ahead of an upcoming fundraising concert on Thursday in Uniondale.
Veteran Karen Jones, of Hempstead, hugs Jordan Daiagi Harary, President of Leader in Cars Auto Group, while being presented a donated Hyundai Elantra at Garden City Mazda on Thursday. Jones received the crucial gift of transportation so she can take her son to cancer treatments.
Matt Nathanson performs at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington on Wednesday night.
Islanders right wing Tom Kuhnhackl (14) and Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) check Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) behind the goal during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum.
Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Yaphank sheers a Cotswold sheep at Browder's Birds farm in Mattituck on March 25. Behind, workers help skirt the wool, which is the process of separating the locks and pulling out debris from each fleece. Over two days, the farm's 21 Cotswold sheep will be sheered and their wool will be made into different products.
Brigid, Kristiana, teacher Varda Cervone, Mikayla, and Sierra work together to build a motorized car with Legos at the Rhame Avenue Elementary School in East Rockaway on April 9, 2019.
LIRR workers assess the LIRR overpass at Montauk Highway and Wilcox Avenue in Center Moriches for damage after a tractor trailer struck the overpass and overturned around 3:45 p.m. on April 9, 2019.
Hillary Hess tills the soil while others clean the field of rocks and debris during the Lessing’s initiative special Plant-A-Garden event at Island Harvest Food Bank’s 1.8-acre “Giving Garden” in Brentwood on April 9, 2019.
Former "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 11 stars Scarlet Envy and Ariel Versace share their favorite drag bars in New York City.
Jason Barlow of Levittown, 34, executes a tabletop, an aerial maneuver, on his bike at the Town of Oyster Bay Skate Park in Bethpage on April 8, 2019.
Tracy DeLuca hugs Michael Rayson as Nassau University Medical Center chairman George Tsunis, doctors and hospital officials honor a hospital employee who spent a year treating her son Michael, a nonverbal teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder, how to communicate with others on April 8, 2019, in East Meadow.
Neliah Cherisme, 10, from East Meadow, holds her award for her poem "What's on the Earth in the Future" as she poses with Darrel Blaine Ford, dressed as Walt Whitman, at the 33rd annual Student Poetry contest awards ceremony at the Walt Whitman birthplace and state historical site, in Huntington Sunday. She is a 5th grader at Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Meadow.
Pavel Buchnevich (89) of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Ryan Strome (16) at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Apr. 5, 2019, in Manhattan.
A commuter struggles with his umbrella during a rainy afternoon, Friday April 5, 2019 at the Rockville Centre LIRR station.....
St. John the Baptist's Matthew Dolan plays during the CHSAA boys volleyball match against Holy Trinity, Friday, April 5, 2019.
Memorial Sloan Kettering patient, Stacy Miranda, from Long Beach, holds flowers she received from one of her doctors, Pamela Drullinsky, far right during the opening ceremonies for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Nassau, in Uniondale, April 4, 2019.
Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) eyes the ball as he gets into a near collision with teammate Wilmer Difo (1) in the 6th inning at the home opener at Citi Field in Queens, on Thursday, April 4.
Mets fans wait in line for the opening day game against the Washington Nationals on April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.
Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on April 4, 2019.
New York Mets fans go up the escalators as they enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on April 4, 2019.
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Washington Nationals on April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.
Christopher Loeb is seen inside Judge Stephen Braslow's courtroom at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on April 4, 2019. Loeb was arraigned on charges of fleeing police last week.
A five-alarm fire ripped through 702 44th St. in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on April 3, injuring several civilians and firefighters.
Elisha George, 14, (left) and his brother Malachi, 12, practice their basketball skills at Valley Stream State Park, Wednesday April 3, 2019.
Brianna Rowe, 14 of Valley Stream enjoys today's warm temperatures at Valley Stream State Park, Wednesday April 3, 2019.
Chase Wu, 5, of Manhattan plays with hand puppets at Jurassic World Live, an interactive experience and behind-the-scenes look at how the dinosaurs come to life at Root Studios in Manhattan on April 3, 2019.
Volunteer Edith Weisfeld shares a moment with West Hempstead resident Eddie Rosenblum, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, during the pre-Passover seder on April 3, 2019 at Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside.
Alfredo Figueroa serves during a handball match at the West 4th Street Courts Handball Courts, Manhattan, April 3, 2019.
Family and friends of Andrew McMorris, hold pictures of McMorris at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Thomas Murphy rejected a plea deal today for being charged with driving drunk and killing McMorris.
Orlando Ramos, of Northport, changes his vehicles tire after hitting something in the road along the Sunken Meadow Parkway near Commack, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Thomas Murphy, outside First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 with his lawyer and wife.
Baltimore Orioles catcher Jesus Sucre drops a pop fly ball hit by New York Yankees Gary Sanchez in the 7th inning of the Yankees Home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on March 28, 2019.
Cedric Mullins #3 of the Baltimore Orioles can't come up with a ball hit for a home run in the eighth inning by Greg Bird of the New York Yankees on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Collette Castiglione and her daughters Ava, 7, and Scarlett, 3, of Centereach, picnic at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Anthony Sosa of North Babylon, 21, catches some air while completing a trick on his longboard in the parking lot of Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
(L-R) Jairy Ambrocio, 12, of Bay Shore, plays the violin for her father Lazaro Bonilla, 32, from Baltimore, Maryland, while spending the morning at the Roberto Clemente Park, on March 24, 2019, in Brentwood.
Sebastian Herrera, 14, of Freeport chases after seagulls at Jones Beach, Monday March 18, 2019.
Ionica Nacela and her son Andy, 6, enjoy the day at the Long Beach boardwalk, Tuesday March 26, 2019.
Twins Vivian, left, and Alexandra Apostolakos of Cold Spring Harbor, 5, practice their balance riding on two wheels at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay Monday, March 25, 2019. Their mother, Brigitte, said they just took off their training wheels a few days ago.
Fourth-grade scholars at Alden Terrace School in the Elmont School show off their ballroom dancing skills as a culminating activity to their first-time participation in Dancing Classrooms of Long Islands 10-week Ballroom Dancing Program, Thursday March 21, 2019. The students, who have learned the origin and dance steps to the merengue, fox trot, tango, jitterbug, rhumba, waltz and polka, demonstrated six dances and shared personal writing assignments connected to the program.
Left to right - Sammi Feil of RC Murphy Junior High School, Aberam Sriganesh of HB Thompson Middle School, and Peter Aliprandis of Herricks Middle School wait their turn to spell during the 2019 Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue on the evening of March 20, 2019.
Nassau police Officer Dan Johannessen talks on Tuesday with seniors during a public forum in Franklin Square hosted by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The program announced the start of the Nassau County Police Department’s Senior Citizen Education Program to combat senior scams.
Carmine, a 3-year-old English Bulldog, is dressed up for Wantagh's inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade on Wantagh Avenue on Sunday.
James Schlick and his wife, Jenna, outside the Colony Park apartment complex on Peconic Street in Ronkonkoma where a fire broke out early Sunday morning.
Muslim worshipers at Islamic Center of Long Island see heightened security after the New Zeland attack on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 in Westbury.
SUNY at Old Westbury president and pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem in his office at SUNY at Old Westbury Thursday March 14, 2019
Members of BSO at a ceremony to dedicate a new Bureau of Special Operations Tactical House in memory of belated BSO Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 in Bellmore.
Surrounded by local elected officials and members of the shellfishing industry, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and others eat oysters following a press conference outside Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue Monday, March 11, 2019. During the press conference, Bellone announced a pilot program designed to assist local oyster farmers and stimulate the industry by allowing vendors to expand their retail opportunities.
Eleven-year-old twins Liam, left, and Tommy McCarvill of Port Washington reach for the ball in a friendly basketball game by the town dock in Port Washington on Saturday.
Aaron Kirk Marsh, who teaches advanced math at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, stands among students as they change class on Thursday.
Gabrielle White was injured in an accident 17 years ago on Dutch Broadway in Elmont.
Tears roll down Linda Mangano's face after she was found guility at federal court on Friday, March 8, 2019.
A couple of commuters on the LIRR station in Rockville Center on this breezy cold day in Rockville Center Wednesday March 6, 2019
Mary Labatto of Rockville Center praying St. Agnes Parish Center in Rockville Center on this Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday. Ashes are distrubuted during mass
Greta Lozada of Baldwin praying St. Agnes Parish Center in Rockville Center on this Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday. Ashes are distrubuted during mass
Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub staff members look on Friday during the ribbon cutting ceremony in Hauppauge for Long Island's first round-the-clock crisis stabilization center.
Skateboarders take advantage of a breezy but sunny afternoon Tuesday on the Long Beach boardwalk.
A biker rides along the boardwalk in Long Beach on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, Feb 26, 2019.
Jacob Null, Dodgeville-Oppen-Epha vs Gaven Bell, Cold Spring Harbor in the 160LB Div 2 Semifinal of the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Arena in Albany, NY on Feb. 23, 2019
Adam Busiello, Eastport-South Manor pins his opponent and is a 5 time champion over Willie McDougald, Niagara Falls in the 138LB Div 1 final of the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Arena in Albany, NY on Feb. 23, 2019
Tomas Ramos, director of the Bronx River Community Center, is one of more than 70 individuals who have undergone training to serve as facilitators in the Project Reset: Bronx Community Justice program. Ramos, pictured here, greets community residents not participating in the program.
Dr. Henry Tannous, surgical director of the Structural Heart Program at Stony Brook University Hospital, poses for a portrait in the cardiothoracic operating room where he operated on Marie Boffa of Port Jefferson, at the hospital Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.
NYPD police officers from the 102 pct. gather during the funeral for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen at the Church of St. Rosalie, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Hampton Bays. L.I. Simonsen, a Calverton resident who was shot and killed by friendly fire last week during an attempted armed robbery in Queens.
Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, watches as her husband's coffin is carried out after a funeral the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays on Wednesday.
Leanne Simonsen is presented the memorial flag in honor of her husband, NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, during his funeral at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays on Wednesday.
Rob Balkam, 25, of Lindenhurst, walks with his dog Brandi, at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst, Thursday afternoon, Feb 21, 2019.
Val Tator, 66, of Lindenhurst, who said she knows all the "secret spots" to catch some rays, took advantage of thawing temperatures while relaxing near the shore at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst on Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Lynch, 64, of Lindenhurst, and his granddaughter Riley Bifulco, 2, of Bay Shore, feed the seagulls near the coastline at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst, Thursday afternoon,
A surfer wades into the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Long Beach during a 50 degree day following a day of snow and sleet, Feb. 21, 2019.
A woman kicking her heels while enjoying the day on Quogue Village Beach in Quogue Saturday Feb. 16, 2019
Family and friends of NYPD officer Brian Simonsen, comfort one another outside his Riverhead home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
Andrew Ashton (left) and Steven Anderson (center) did Shaw's makeup and styled a new wig for her at Philip Michael Salon Salon in Seaford.
Second grader, Sarah Reddington shows off her hula hoop skills at the Martin Avenue Elementary School in Bellmore during Global School Play Day, Feb. 6, 2019.
Brooke Benson, 7, a 2nd grader at Miller Avenue Elementary School in Shoreham finds herself in a bubble by bubble-ologist Casey Carle on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Casey Carle, a professional bubble-ologist taught Miller Avenue School students the scientific facts and experience demonstrations the magic of bubbles. The assembly event reinforced science concepts that included chemistry, elasticity, surface tension and light.
Feature Port Jefferson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019
In Valley Stream, parents are heading back to school! Chong Na ,of Valley Stream, with her daughter Lydia Na ,3, at Forest Road Elementary School Tuesday February 5 , 2019. Through the districts new monthly Friendly Family School Tours, parents are able to step into their childrens shoes and experience firsthand what their children are learning. Held at each school building in the morning, parents are invited for 45 minutes to take a seat and dive into the lessons and activities.
Yelena Lobach ,5, of Valley Stream, takes off her winter jacket and rests on it in the mouth of a whale in the Katherine Everson Playground in 59 degree weather on Tuesday February 5 , 2019 in Valley Stream.
No shirts needed Monday as Nick Kern, 19, left, and Quinn Revelant, 19, of Mineola joined their friends for a hockey game at Wilson Park in Mineola.
Ed and Linda Mangano arrive at federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
People wait for the bus in Elmont in frigid temperatures, Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2019.
Brian Hetzel having fun during a quick snowfall while celebrating his 11th birthday, Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 in Oceanside.
Cortney Gambale (left), a physical therapist assistant, gives laser therapy to, Rowdy, a 7 year-old hound mix, along with Dr. Dexter Archer (right), CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist), at Healing Hands 4 Paws which is part of Shirley Veterinary Hospital in Shirley on January 25, 2019.
After a full day of high winds and heavy rain, the sky opened up in all its glory! Newsday parking lot, Melville, Jan 254, 2019.
A seagull landing in the icy pond at Eisenhower Memorial Park, East Meadow Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019
Suffolk County police chief Stuart Cameron, left, attends mass with other police personnel at St. Anne's Church in Brentwood on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Cameron addressed the parishioners at the end of the mass as he spoke spanish.
A Canada Geese drinking and feeding on the icy pond in Eisenhower Memorial Park, East Meadow Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019
Tijuana Evans performs an interpretive dance during the 11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
A woman photographs the sunset at Sampawams Point in Babylon Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
Long Island Nets player Nuni Omot facing off against 7th grader Jacob Moreno, 13, after share Martin Luther King Jr's legacy and basketball drills at Roosevelt Middle School in Roosevelt Wednesday Jan. 17, 2019..
Heavy fire rages from a home at 19 at Dougbeth Drive in Lake Ronkonkoma that broke out around 1:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The residents of the home escaped the home with no injuries. One firefighter did sustain minor injuries. The blaze was brought under control in about an hour.
Longwood School High School student Abigail Horn, 14, 2nd from far left, participates inthe First Tech Challenge at Nassau County Community College on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
From left: Allisson Velasques-Banegas, Layla Galata, Kevin Orozco, and Ruth Govea, third graders from Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead, mix up and taste healthy smoothies with their classmates as part of several interactive sessions focused on heathy living, led by medical students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The program, called Healthy Living Long Island, was adapted from the state of Maine's "Let's Go!" program, and aims to teach children lifelong healthy habits at an early age.
Steven Scott, Rocky Point, feeds the seagulls at the Cedar Beach Park in Brookhaven on Jan 10, 2019. He’s been feeding them every afternoon since his retirement.
Jericho High School seniors Dia Shah, 16, and Shruthi Shekar, 17, embrace Wednesday upon learning they are named Regeneron Scholars. Jericho has eight student award-winners in the first round of the prestigious competition, the highest number of any school on Long Island and tied for second place nationally.
Ahmad Perez, 17, a senior at Brentwood High School, celebrates with his friends and science research mentor, Dr. Rebecca Grella (left) after learning he has captured a semifinalist scholar slot in the national Regeneron Science Talent Search, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019.
Daniel Sanin works on his decline push-ups on a cold afternoon on the Long Beach boardwalk, Wednesday 9, 2018.
Lindsey Rust 17 (r) of Roslyn High School gets a hug from a classmate after learning she is a semifinalist in the Regeneron science competition, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
Embattled Hempstead schools superintendent Shimon Waronker speaks with attorney Frederick K. Brewington to his right, during a press conference inside Brewington's office in Hempstead, Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
State workers repair potholes on Jericho Turnpike east of Route 110 on Friday.
Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz dances the salsa with 11th-grader Nancy Bonilla, 16, at Roosevelt High School Tuesday, Jan. 8 2019. During his visit to the school, Cruz signed copies of his memoir, “Out of the Blue,” and spoke to students.
A man runs at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran listens to Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder speak to the press during a year-in-review press conference discussing their major cases and decreased crime statistics held at Nassau County Police Headquarters in Mineola, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Despite brisk conditions, a woman runs around Argyle Lake in Babylon Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.