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Top photos from around LI, NYC from May 2019

From 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.

Art instructor Megan Euell, third from left, of
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Art instructor Megan Euell, third from left, of the Atelier at Flowerfield art school, paints along with her students during a class exercise in Stony Brook Village on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The students, from left, Chris Woodring, of Setauket, Lewis Sawatzky of Bay Shore and Brian Mitchell, of Brookhaven Hamlet, set up their easels along Main Street across from the All Souls Episcopal Church, which was their subject for Tuesday's class on painting architecture.

A sheep is sheered by Bridget O'Malley (R),
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A sheep is sheered by Bridget O'Malley (R), the farm manager at the Smithtown Historical Society, and Karen Bayha (L), owner of Steppin' Out Ponies, during FarmFest at the Smithtown Historical Society's farm in Smithtown, May 4, 2019.

Family and friends of fallen boy scout Andrew
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Family and friends of fallen boy scout Andrew McMorris, carry pictures of McMorris at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Thomas Murphy refused to plead guilty to driving drunk and killing Boy Scout Andrew McMorris. Judge Fernando Camacho set a trial date for June.

Traffic at the intersection at Dutch Broadway and
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Traffic at the intersection at Dutch Broadway and Elmont Rd. on May 3, 2019 in Elmont.

Long Island immigrants, workers, and community organizations gather
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Long Island immigrants, workers, and community organizations gather in Mineola to celebrate May 1, International Workers Dayheld at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Former New York Jets player, Erik Coleman speaks
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Former New York Jets player, Erik Coleman speaks to Jamel Treadwell and other Uniondale High School students about diet, exercise, and healthy living initiative to combat the growing obesity epidemic at Uniondale High School on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Uniondale.

Employees race to put finishing touches on the
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Employees race to put finishing touches on the weekend's cake orders at the Massapqua location of Francesco's Bakery, May 3, 2019, following a fire at their Hicksville bakery.

Rabbi Yakov Saacks poses for a portrait at
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Rabbi Yakov Saacks poses for a portrait at The Chai Center in Dix Hills Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

The Geico Skystypers creating masterful maneuver during the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Geico Skytypers creating masterful maneuver during the 16th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh on May 25, 2019.

WWII veteran Morris Koffer, 96, of Melville, salutes
Photo Credit: James Carbone

World War II veteran Morris Koffer, 96, of Melville, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Huntington Town Hall on May 26, 2019.

Chloe Bronzino, 3, of Smithtown, takes a bite
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Chloe Bronzino, 3, of Smithtown, takes a bite of her made-to-order Duck Donut at the franchise in Hauppauge on May 11, 2019.

Jojo Jasmin, 13, of East Meadow, takes a
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Jojo Jasmin, 13, of East Meadow, takes a bite of her made-to-order Duck Donut at the franchise in Hauppauge on May 11, 2019.

Aerobatic pilot David Windmiller flies over Long Island's
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Aerobatic pilot David Windmiller flies over Long Island's South Shore on May 20, 2019, as he gets ready to perform in this weekend's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach.

An osprey grabs a fish from surf at
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

An osprey grabs a fish from surf at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on May 26, 2019.

WWII US Navy army guard veteran Jerry Shaw,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

World War II U.S. Navy army guard veteran Jerry Shaw, 94, who resides in Suffolk County, attends a Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery on May 27, 2019.

Brooks Koepka kisses trophy after winning the PGA
Photo Credit: James Escher

Brooks Koepka with his trophy after winning the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on May 19, 2019.

A woman becomes emotional during a Memorial Day
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A woman becomes emotional during a Memorial Day ceremony at Calverton National Cemetery on May 27, 2019.

Irish street artist Solus paints a mural on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Irish street artist Solus paints a mural on Broome Street on May 27, 2019 for The World Mural Project marking World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Murals painted for the project reflect and honor the struggle, strides and beauty found within the LGBTQ community, according to organizers.

From Right, Audrey Munsill, Philippa Munsill, Gemma Fox,..Charlotte
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Audrey Munsill, right, Philippa Munsill, Gemma Fox, Charlotte Munsill, Isla Posillico and Olivia Swenson watch as the Locust Valley Memorial Day parade heads down Forest Avenue on May 27, 2019 in Locust Valley.

Brooks Koepka poses for pictures with trophy after
Photo Credit: James Escher

Brooks Koepka with his trophy after winning the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale on May 19, 2019.

Ginger Schneider of Huntington, right, waves to passing
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Ginger Schneider of Huntington, right, greets passing motorists during a rally to speak out against the assault on women and their reproductive health care rights in Huntington on May 20, 2019.

Soldiers, sailors and marines unfurl a 100-foot American
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Soldiers, sailors and Marines unfurl a 100-foot American flag during the annual Memorial Day commemoration at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan on May 27, 2019. The ceremony honors the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Graduates react as Molloy College President Drew Bogner
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Graduates react as Molloy College president Drew Bogner speaks during the school's commencement at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on May 20, 2019.

William Sullivan, 52, embraces his daughter Alexandra, 11
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

William Sullivan, 52, embraces his daughter Alexandra,11, as he talked about his survival story on May 23, 2019 at their home in Bayport. Sullivan was flung off his watercraft by a wave into the Great South Bay on Tuesday and swam for more than two hours at night to reach land where he was rescued.

Christian Carter, of Islip, places a flag in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Christian Carter, of Islip, places a flag in front of a headstone as hundreds of volunteers participate in the flag placement ceremony held at Long Island National Cemetery at Pinelawn in East Farmingdale on May 25, 2019.

This is the US Post Office showing a
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

This U.S. Post Office on Fishers Island shows a Connecticut ZIP code on May 22. 2019. 

A rusted old truck with the American flag
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A rusted old truck with the American flag painted on the sides sits on the side of the road on Middle Road in Southold on May 5, 2019. 

Kabir Rajpal, Syosset, plays against Karan Amin, Wheatley,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Kabir Rajpal of Syosset plays against Karan Amin of Wheatley during the tennis finals at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on May 18, 2019.

Michele Williams, who came out from Jamaica, Queens
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Michele Williams, who came out from Jamaica, Queens, on May 25, 2019, to visit the graves of her grandparents, Henry C. Huppert and Jeanette Huppert at Calverton National Cemetery. She found all the graves at the cemetery decorated with American flags after hundreds of volunteers, most of them Boy and Girl Scouts, fanned out across the cemetery to place flags on each grave.

A rusted old truck with the American flag
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A rusted old truck with the American flag painted on the sides sits on the side of the road on Middle Road in Southold on May 5, 2019. 

A home with creative art displayed around the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A Fishers Island home with art displayed around the window on May 22, 2019. 

Town of North Hempstead sign maker Victor DaSilva
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Town of North Hempstead sign maker Victor DaSilva carries an old stop sign to be replaced with a brand new one on May 16, 2019, at the corner of Onderdonk Avenue and Nassau Avenue in Manhasset.

A woman and small boy walking around the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman and small boy walk around the pond at Eisenhower Park in the late afternoon light in East Meadow on May 20, 2019.

Erik van Rooyen reacts to his shot from
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Erik van Rooyen reacts to his shot from a bunker on the 3rd green in the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black on May 16, 2019.

A member of the New York City Joint
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A member of the New York City Joint Service Color Guard during the annual Memorial Day commemoration at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan on May 27, 2019. The ceremony honors the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

A mask by artist George Dukov on display
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A mask by artist George Dukov on display at the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, right, on May 13, 2019. The 26,000-square-foot museum features an immersive theater, engagement gallery and inspiration gallery.

Keanu Waters, a senior at Brentwood High School
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Keanu Waters, a senior at Brentwood High School gets a shave and haircut by barber Tim Santiago at Mad Men Barbershop in Williston Park on April 17, 2019.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union employee Sharon Thomas dressed
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Bethpage Federal Credit Union employee Sharon Thomas dressed as a turkey for the 10th Anniversary Bethpage Turkey Drive benefitting Island Harvest in Bethpage on Nov. 16, 2018.

Sophia Cortese, 9, of of Lindenhurst, with mom
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sophia Cortese, 9, of Lindenhurst, with mom Sue Anne Konkle, addresses the Babylon Town Board on Nov. 8, 2018, regarding hunting restrictions on the South Shore.

The ribbon cutting for the TWA Terminal at
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The ribbon cutting for the TWA Terminal at JFK in Queens on May 15, 2019.

Empire Outlets, New York City's first and only
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Empire Outlets, New York City's first and only outlet center, opened near the Staten Island Ferry at 55 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island in May. 

Eyal Hiaeve, left, and Aaron Aronov, first-grade students
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Eyal Hiaeve, left, and Aaron Aronov, first-grade students at Silverstein Hebrew Academy, celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, with dancing and other festivities with their classmates, Thursday, May 9, 2019.

The original torch on display at the new
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The original torch on display at the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, Monday, May 13, 2019. The 26,000-square-foot museum features an immersive theater, engagement gallery and inspiration gallery.

Under the direction of Paul Lasurdo, members of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Under the direction of Paul Lasurdo, members of the Elwood Middle School Jazz Band play trombone during a before-school rehearsal at Elwood Middle School, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

A replica of the Statue of Liberty's foot
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A replica of the Statue of Liberty's foot from its restoration in 1986 on display at the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, Monday, May 13, 2019. The 26,000-square-foot museum features an immersive theater, engagement gallery and inspiration gallery.

Bone marrow donor Marco Busen, 29, and recipient
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Bone marrow donor Marco Busen, 29, and recipient John Wolf, 78, met for first time nearly 3 years to the day after the lifesaving procedure. They were reunited at the Crest Hill Country Club in Woodbury. They are joined by John's wife Carol. 

Nassau Disrrict Attorney Madeline Singas holds Bella the
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Disrrict Attorney Madeline Singas holds Bella the golden doodle at Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. A Mineola couple is facing animal cruelty accusations after prosecutors say the husband inflicted fatal beatings on two newly adopted puppies, while his wife failed to bring a third beaten puppy, Bella, to a vet for hours.

Cousins, from left, Z'nayah Hawkins, 11, Kelis Chin,
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Cousins, from left, Z'nayah Hawkins, 11, Kelis Chin, 9, Ariana Lawrence, 11, and Nylea Hawkins, 9, all of Ronkonkoma, spent a fine spring afternoon on the swings at Ronkonkoma Beach Park in Lake Ronkonkoma on Saturday, May, 18, 2019.

Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD officer Brian
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD officer Brian Simonsen, with a jersey given to her during a ceremony at Riverhead High School on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

The ribbon cutting for the TWA Terminal at
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The ribbon cutting for the TWA Terminal at JFK in Queens on May 15, 2019.

Christian Fox of Setauket, owner of Paws &
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Christian Fox of Setauket, owner of Paws & Rec, a Brooklyn-based dog walking service, walks a group of dogs on a "field trip" at Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

The waters were not too cold for cousins
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

The waters were not too cold for cousins Dana Mendoza, 7, left, and Katherin Enamorado, 11, both of Huntington, to venture in during a family outing at Lake Ronkonkoma County Park in Lake Ronkonkoma on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter of the historic Old
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter of the historic Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Monday May 13, 2019. The church, whose congregation was founded in 1654, has completed phase one of a $10 million restoration that begun in 2011 after the sanctuary's ceiling collapsed.

Joann Scully of Island Park on her new
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Joann Scully of Island Park on her new bike on the boardwalk on Long Beach, May 18, 2019.

Golfer Justin Rose tees off at the first
Photo Credit: Newsday

Golfer Justin Rose tees off at the first hole while getting in some practice time at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Golf Course in Bethpage on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Tropicana show and dinner time at The Cuban
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Tropicana show and dinner time at The Cuban in Garden City.

From left, Valerie Thieke, Frances Rotondo, Ingrid Hernandez,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

From left, Valerie Thieke, Frances Rotondo, Ingrid Hernandez, and Chuck Gosline do some planting at the intersection of Main Street and Melville Road in Farmingdale on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Ernie Finamore at his home in Massapequa Park,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Ernie Finamore at his home in Massapequa Park, Friday, May 10, 2019. Mr. Finamore was an inspector for the Apollo 11 lunar module and all the other lunar modules that went to the moon.

An inside look at the historic Old First
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

An inside look at the historic Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Monday, May 13, 2019. The 17th-century church has completed phase one of a $10 million restoration that begun in 2011 after the sanctuary's ceiling collapsed.

Empire Outlets, New York City's first and only
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Empire Outlets, New York City's first and only outlet center,opened near the Staten Island Ferry at 55 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island in May.

Views of "Connie," a 1958 Lockheed Constellation that
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Views of "Connie," a 1958 Lockheed Constellation that has now been turned into a lounge. The ribbon cutting for the TWA Terminal at JFK in Queens was May 15, 2019.

Feral cats are fed by Town of Hempstead
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Feral cats are fed by Town of Hempstead sanitation worker Rich Spiotta at the Oceanside landfill, Tuesday, April 30.

Newly recruited police officers hug one another outside
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Newly recruited police officers hug one another outside the police academy in Brentwood after their graduation on May 9, 2019.

The wind and rain couldn't stop this New
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

The wind and rain couldn't stop this New Yorker from her phone call near 125th Street in Manhattan on May 12, 2019.

During Police Week, Nassakeag Elementary School students from
Photo Credit: James Carbone

During Police Week, Nassakeag Elementary School students from the Three Village School District in Setauket, from left, Jack Salgado, 11; Sarah Cutting, 11; Angela Wang; Chris Zenaty, 11; and Kai Nenninger, 11, join together with Suffolk County police emergency officer Danny Coan along one of the Bearcat trucks outside police headquarters in Yaphank on May 7, 2019. 

China National Team guard Wu Tongtong (#6) defends
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

China National Team guard Wu Tongtong (#6) defends New York Liberty center Han Xu (#21) during the second half of a WNBA exhibition game between New York Liberty and the Chinese National Team in Brooklyn on May 9, 2019.

Kelly Bauer of Selden paints a drawing, "Holding
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Kelly Bauer of Selden paints a drawing, "Holding Hands," alongside her daughter, Kristanna, 12, at the Muse Paintbar on Route 112 in Port Jefferson on Sunday. Bauer said for Mother's Day she wanted to find something nice to do inside because of rain and decided to go to the paintbar.

Liberty owner Joe Tsai, center, with wife Clara
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Liberty owner Joe Tsai, center, with wife Clara Wu Tsai attend the second half of a WNBA exhibition game between New York Liberty and the Chinese National Team in Brooklyn on May 9, 2019.

The Army West Point football team was honored
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The Army West Point football team was honored by President Donald Trump at The White House for its Commander in Chief's Trophy title. The Black Knights were guests of the president in the Rose Garden for a ceremony on May 5, 2019.

Eddie Kelly, 7, a second-grader at Marion Street
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Eddie Kelly, 7, a second-grader at Marion Street School in Lynbrook, rides Nunley's Carousel in Garden City on May 7, 2019. Built in 1912 by the Stein and Goldstein Antique Carousel Company, Nunley's celebrated its 10th year of operation.

Kerry Hotine, left, and Patty Alcamo, both of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Kerry Hotine, left, and Patty Alcamo, both of Cold Spring Harbor, buy plants during the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department's Mother's Day flower sale on May 12, 2019, as 1st Lt. Connor Beach, who organized the sale, looks on.

Curtis Feggins, with wife Shannon, receives a hug
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Curtis Feggins, with wife Shannon, receives a hug from his children, Curtis Jr. and Madison, at Holy Child Academy in Old Westbury after his surprise return from Saudi Arabia on May 13, 2019.

Emma Brussell, 10, plays on the swings with
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Emma Brussell, 10, plays on the swings with her Diabetic Alert service dog, Rufus, at a park in Farmingdale on May 2, 2019. Emma and her mother started a nonprofit to help other type 1 diabetics purchase Diabetic Alert service dogs. 

Television personality Jay Leno visits 20th Century Cycles,
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Television personality Jay Leno visits 20th Century Cycles, owned by singer Billy Joel, in Oyster Bay, on May 2, 2019. Leno had just completed filming a segment for his TV series "Jay Leno's Garage," which featured Joel.

Milania Rodriguez, 8, a second-grader at Marion Street
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Milania Rodriguez, 8, a second-grader at Marion Street School in Lynbrook, rides Nunley's Carousel in Garden City on May 7, 2019. 

Molly, an 8-year-old Maltese-Yorkshire terrier mix, seemed happy
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Molly, an 8-year-old Maltese-Yorkshire terrier mix, seemed happy to be pushed around in her stroller by owner Peggy Walters, of Levittown, who brought her to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow for a trek around the lake on May 7, 2019.

Why bother with umbrellas? Balloons make a better
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

Why bother with umbrellas? Balloons make a better covering for this man walking on 125th Street in Manhattan on Sunday. The National Weather Service forecast more rain and chilly temperatures Monday.

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