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.
Rachael Bofinger, 26, from Orient and first mate aboard the sailboat Layla, of Layla Sailing in Greenport, raises the sail on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Maria, an immigrant from Honduras, has given birth to her first U.S.-born child months after his father was deported to Honduras in April.
One of the South African penguins at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead takes a fish from Colette Fardella, director of education at the aquarium, during their morning feeding on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Members of the NYPD pose for photographs with Shangela on West 42nd Street before the Guinness World Record for longest feather boa was broken in Manhattan, Thursday, June 20. The 1.2-mile feather boa is equivalent to nearly four times the length of the Empire State Building.
Red Devon cattle graze at North Fork Grass Fed in Cutchogue on June 21, 2019.
Charles Marchese, left, the father of Melissa Marchese, receives condolences after his daughter's funeral at St Mark's Church in Shoreham on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The Shoreham-Wading River High School senior died in a car crash on June 13.
Mike and Dale Cannon of Oakdale embrace on a lifeguard stand as the sun sets at Robert Moses State Park, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Cousins Marvin Jaquez, 14, left, and Oliver Rodriguez, 16, of Ronkonkoma, race their bicycles alongside Lake Ronkonkoma, Friday, June 21, 2019.
A person carries a pizza on Fulton Street in lower Manhattan after earlier rains gave way to clearing skies, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
A launch operator finishes her duty for the day in view of the New York City skyline after sunset at Steppingstone Park in Kings Point, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Rikya Theresa Kee, center, youth leader with Urban Youth Collaborative, reacts after being told she will receive a full scholarship to the National University System during an event at PS 705 Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary School in Brooklyn, Thursday, June 20. During the same event, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all city public school students will have access to social-emotional learning and restorative justice practices and, when needed, earlier intervention from clinical social workers.
Porfirio Maldonado, baker at Bagel Boss in Hicksville, takes warm bagels out of the oven on Friday, June 21, 2019.
LIRR conductor gives the all clear as early morning commuters board a westbound LIRR train in Mineola on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Amanda, 36, and Daniel Dziomba of North Babylon, 37, welcomed their son, Evan Daniel Dziomba, at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Drag queens celebrate on West 42nd Street after breaking the Guinness World Record for longest feather boa, Manhattan, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The 1.2 miles feather boa is equivalent to nearly four times the length of the Empire State Building.
Rob and Dianne Lyons, of Babylon, enjoy summer weather on West Beach at field 6 with their nine-month-old baby Aiden, at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Caleb, 6, a student at Premm Learning Center, has his face painted by Clowns.com Aria Publicover during a mini carnival at the center in Oakdale, Friday June 21, 2019.
The sun sets behind boats moored in Northport Harbor on the first day of summer, June 21, 2019.
Amusement park rides spin as people attend the Dreamland Amusements, Long Island Fun Fest on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, June 21, 2019.
From left, Dr. Matthew Weiss, director of surgical oncology at Northwell, Toni Fabric, her husband Darren and Dr. Richard Barakat, director at Northwell Health Cancer Institute, share a laugh as they reunite to celebrate Fabric's recovery from surgery and treatment for pancreatic cancer at Northwell, her 50th birthday and the opening of a Pancreatic Cancer Center.
A jockey is covered in mud after his race at Belmont Park in Elmont on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Toni Fabric, right, and her daughter Karli share a moment after a news conference at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Mrs. Fabric, who recently underwent surgery and treatment for pancreatic cancer, joined Northwell Health Cancer Institute's doctors and nurses to celebrate her 50th birthday and the opening of a Pancreatic Cancer Center.
Jack Nordin, 5, participates during class at the Developmental Disabilities Institute's Early Childhood Learning Center in Ronkonkoma, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Jack's parents credit the center's early intervention program with helping their son go from almost nonverbal to being able to speak full sentences by the end of the program from which he is graduating from.
Beachgoers retreat as the sun sets at Robert Moses State Park, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Marijuana legalization supporters rally outside Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Manhattan office to urge lawmakers to enact the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, known as MRTA, before the end of the legislative session, on June 16.
Students at Woodward Parkway Elementary School in Farmingdale welcome the district's graduating seniors during the third annual district-wide Senior Walk on June 17.
Farmingdale High School Valedictorian Kunj Patel high-fives students during tthe third annual district-wide Senior Walk at Woodward Parkway Elementary School on June 17.
Farmingdale High School senior Liam Carrol gets some affection from his former first grade teacher, Mrs. Perettine, during the third annual district-wide Senior Walk at Woodward Parkway Elementary School on June 17.
Farmingdale High School senior Emily Diaz is greeted by young students during the third annual district-wide Senior Walk at Woodward Parkway Elementary School on June 17.
A surfer takes advantage of the high surf at Robert Moses State Park on June 13.
Grace Adorno, 2, of Hicksville, climbs on the playground at Eisenhower Park with help from her great-grandfather Herbert Ris, 78, of Hicksville, before the heavy rain arrived later in the day on June 18.
Randy Jones, the cowboy from the Village People, led a joyous rendition of the YMCA with Hempstead officials and David Kilmnick of the LGBT Network to celebrate ahead of Long Beach's Pride on the Beach festival on June 18 at Hempstead Town Hall.
U.S. army military police officer Eric Ortiz is embraced by his sister Miabela, 10, and Emilio, 5, at Forest Brook Elementary School in Smithtown where he surprised her on June 18.
Farmingdale High School seniors Stephanie Birkl, center, and Katie Elefteriadis get emotional after seeing their former kindergartner teacher, Mrs. Rossini, left, during the third annual district-wide Senior Walk at Woodward Parkway Elementary School on June 17.
Kulvinder Kaur, mother of Taranjit Parmar, reacts after Daniel Coppolo is sentenced at the Nassau County Courthouse on June 17. Coppolo, 33, of Deer Park, pleaded guilty in April to charges including manslaughter, leaving a fatal crash and tampering with evidence after the Nov. 9, 2017, death of Taranjit Parmar, 18, of Levittown.
Carter Finnerty, 4, wears the hat of his father, Suffolk Police Officer Michael Finnerty, after Michael's promotion to detective on June 12 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. The ceremony included 69 members promoted to the ranks of deputy chief, inspector, deputy inspector, captain, detective lieutenant, lieutenant, detective sergeant, sergeant and detective.
Claudio Vasquez of Port Washington tries his fishing skills in the waters off of Port Washington at sunset on the evening of June 12.
Adopted puppies of a neglected nursing mom dog regularly meet up at East Meadow Demonstration Farm, operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.
Sgt. William Dougherty Playground, a park renovated as part of the construction project of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, opened with family members of Sgt. William Dougherty present. Sgt Dougherty was killed in Saipan during World War II.
A person walks up step to an upper level of the Oculus in lower Manhattan on June 14.
With mother Iben Alvarado close by, Jesus Bonilla, 6, gets examined by Dr. Gina F. Reinoso at the Hempsead Family Health Center of Long Island.
Nick Ranieri, who moved from Mattituck last November after 19 years, traveled from his new home in Commack to attend the annual strawberry hulling event in Mattituck on June 13. "It is a joy for me to come here." says Ranieri, who has attended the festival for the past 15 years.
It was reveal day for the Mauro family of Port Jefferson Station on June 13, as the charity, Rescuing Families, Inc. showed the family their renovated home for the first time. Here, Karen Mauro, front, and her daughter Olivia, 12, react to seeing the renovated bathroom for the first time. Prior to the renovation, Keith Mauro, who has ALS, couldn't fit his wheelchair through the bathroom door.
Marijuana legalization supporters rally on June 16 outside of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Manhattan office to urge lawmakers to enact the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, known as MRTA, before the end of the legislative session. The amended MRTA expunges prior cannabis-related criminal records; addresses impacts of marijuana criminalization in the fields of immigration, family law, housing, and employment; and includes a social and economic equity plan that prioritizes licenses for people from communities most affected by criminalization.
Joshua Johnson, 9, laughs as his brother Brandon Johnson Jr. slips off his ball during a race during the Day of Unity in Uniondale on June 8. The event, sponsored by the Nassau County Legislature, is designed to build community pride.
Joshua Wax and Alex Adelman of East Meadow practice their volleyball skills at Eisenhower Park on June 14.
The 2019 graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point celebrate after the commencement ceremony on June 25.
A five-alarm fire raced through three 100+ year-old houses in Midwood, Brooklyn, resulting in 13 injuries. The original fire started in 1488 East 17th Street at about 4:10 a.m. and spread quickly to two other houses of the same of the same Queen Anne style.
Shakima Davis of St. Albans, center, celebrates with her fellow SUNY Empire State College graduates at the school's 47th commencement ceremony on June 15.
Carolyn G. Atkinson Intermediate School teachers dance in their talent show in Freeport on June 13.
Hector Avila holds his granddaughter Rylee Rosado during the 2019 Puerto Rican Day Parade, Sunday, June 9, 2019. The parade is in its 62nd year and is celebrating the creativity and diversity of thought in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora, according to the parade organizers.
Surrounded, from left, by Suffolk County Legislator, Susan A. Berland, Legislator Al Krupski and Dr. Donald Teplitz, chief operating officer of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, County Executive Steve Bellone, 2nd from right, rubs on some sunscreen lotion from the new free sunscreen dispensers installed at the entrance to the beach at Smith Point ]County Park in Shirley on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This is just one of 21 dispensers located at various county parks and beaches. This public health initiative, spearheaded by Legislator Berland, with assistance from Catholic Health Services, is designed to help protect Suffolk County residents from the dangers associated with sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and melanoma.........Legislator From left, join with Catholic Health Services and a number of County Legislators to unveil a free sunscreen dispenser at Smith Point County Park, just one of 21 dispensers located at various County parks and beaches. This innovative public health initiative, spearheaded by Legislator Berland, is designed to protect Suffolk County residents from the dangers associated with sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and melanoma...
Matthew Sharon, 10, a student at John H. West Elementary School in the Plainedge school district, gathered with his classmates teachers and staff, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to celebrate their new playground made entirely out of recycled dental products. The school won the Colgate & ShopRite Recycled playground challenge, by collecting the most dental products. Students and district officials were joined by representatives from Colgate-Palmolive, ShopRite and TerraCycle, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the unique playground.
5 year-old Sophie Pendas from Old Bethpage putting into practice her gymnastics skills at the Bethpage State Park playground, Tuesday June 11, 2019.
Amy Palmiero-Winters stretches at Crossfit Camo, in Farmingdale, as she trains for the 4 day Spartan Agoge race in the Namibian desert, June 10, 2019.
Amy Palmiero-Winters works out at Crossfit Camo, in Farmingdale, as she trains for the 4 day Spartan Agoge race in the Namibian desert, June 10, 2019.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes pictures with spectators lining 5th Avenue during the 2019 Puerto Rican Day Parade, Sunday, June 9, 2019. The parade is in its 62nd year and is celebrating the creativity and diversity of thought in Puerto Rico and across the diaspora, according to the parade organizers.
A participant jumps into a pool of water during the 3rd Annual NoFo Dock Diving Pet Expo and fundraiser event at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Co-hosted by Harbor Pet and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will benefit America's Vet Dogs.
Veronica Davis practices her hoop dancing routines in Greenport's Mitchell Park on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2019. Davis, 27, of New Hyde Park, is living in Greenport for the summer. She often performs her hoop dancing at music festivals and other venues.
A bumble bee pollinates a lavender flower in Centereach on the afternoon of June 10, 2019.
Reforms to the state's rent laws are expected to pass the Senate and the Assembly.
Demolition crews demolish the site of the former LGBT Community Center at 34 Park Avenue in Bay Shore on Monday, June. 10, 2019.
Supporters of Chanel Lewis and his mother, Veta, center, call on the Queens District Attorney's office to reopen Lewis's case before they delivered approximately 26,000 petitions to Queens Borough Hall from people calling for the D.A.'s office to do so, Queens, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Lewis was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Howard Beach jogger Katrina Vetrano.
The six chickens that Robert Frampton keeps in a coop in the backyard of his West Babylon home are seen on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Frampton keeps the chickens for the fresh eggs they provide for his family.
Students protest how segregated New York City City high schools are during a demonstration on the steps of Tweed Courthouse where the New York CityÊDepartment of Education is located, Manhattan, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the Department of EducationÕs Diversity Plan which Teens Take Charge, the student-led organization that organized the rally, claims has not produced any changes to integrate high schools.
Zuroni Beckett, 9, a 4th at grader at New Visions Elementary School, sits on a police motorcycle with Freeport Police Sgt. Andrew Berg during the 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Cop program on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Freeport.
Eagle Scout Joseph Pozgay, left, along with members of Troop 161 raises the flag during the dedication ceremony for the Andrew McMorris Memorial Garden at the Robert E. Reid Sr. Recreation Center in Shorham. June 5, 2019. Pozgay created the garden's memorial brick walkway as part of his Eagle Scout project to memorialize his fellow Scout, Andrew McMorris who was killed by a drunk driver.
Members of the FDNY cheers as Lieutenant Patrick T. Mataraza, III, of Ladder Company 56 in the Bronx, receives the FDNYÕs James Gordon Bennett MedalÑthe highest medal a New York City Firefighter can earnÑduring the FDNYÕs 2019 Medal Day ceremony at City Hall, Manhattan, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Marshals and Officers received 67 awards for their life-saving work in the last year.
Madison Charles, 6, of East Meadow, center, watches as cars race down the speedway at the Nassau County Girl Scouts' first Savannah Speedway Championship at Division Avenue High School in Levittown on June 8. The girls created their own gravity-powered miniature wooden cars for the race.
People watch a race during the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes held at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Diana Marcantonio, left, and Tracy Daley, both of Massapequa, watch a race during the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes held at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Nina Chalson, 23 months, of Sea Cliff, climbs through the playground with help from mom Danielle Chalson, at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn on an overcast but mild Friday on June 7.
Finishing the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
War of Will finishing the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Sir Winston, second from the left, leads the pack at the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
The start of the running of the 151st Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Sir Winston ridden by jockey Joel Rosario crosses the finish line to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8.
Jeff Ruby of Cincinnati chomps on a cigar in the winners' circle after Midnight Bisou won race 5 at the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Jockey Joel Rosario celebrates in the winners circle after winning the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes while riding Sir Winston at Belmont Park on June 8.
James Murphy, 3, and mom Maureen Murphy of West Islip discard bottles at Sunken Meadow State Park into "SHELLEY THE TURTLE," a 6-foot metal sculpture designed to fight plastic pollution on the Long Island Sound on June 2.
Horses on the track during the workout hours at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 6.
Police conducted a massive search for a missing detective after his car was found in the parking lot of Plumb Beach in Brooklyn on June 6. The body of first grade Det. Joseph Calabrese, 57, was found by Plumb Beach after he failed to show up for work at the Brooklyn detective borough command, the sources said.
Nathan Alegria, 7, his brothers Rodrigo, 13, and Marcelo, 12, of Monroe, New Jersey, watch their favorite horse on June 8 at the Belmont Stakes.
Marvin Jacobs, (center) a 97 year-old Holocaust survivor was recognized and honored by U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, members of the community and local school children during a special ceremony, Thursday June 6, 2019 at Marion & Aaron JCC in Cedarhurst. As a young athlete, Jacobs was a 10-second 100-meter-dash champion who along with other Jewish athletes were unable to fulfill their Olympic dreams under Hitlers's Nazi Germany.
Mikey Murphy, 9, of Farmingdale and Noah Hansen, 8, of Smithtown play miniature golf at Bayville Adventure Park in Bayville on June 1.
Horses leave the track after their workout at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 6.
Horse trainer Todd Pletcher with horse Spinoff at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 6.
Laurie Keane of Babylon Village, right, and her daughter, Jackie, 22, inline skate down Fire Island Avenue in Babylon on June 5.
From left, World War II veterans Cyril Tozer, Vincent Demartino, Anthony Catalano, and Walter Blum are honored at a ceremony at the Museum of American Armor to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion on June 6 in Old Bethpage.
Horses run the track in the morning light at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 7.
Horses walk out onto the track at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 6.
Morris " Monty" Koffer, 97, WWII veteran, with wife Edith, 89, and Tom Gross of Mattituck, left, a PSE&G lineman who is an Army veteran on June 6, the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day in Normandy. The American Flag was donated by PSE&G employees last December.
Dr. Joe Mussillo, of JM Equine Services, is a racehorse dentist at the Belmont Racetrack, who examines between five to 30 horses per day. On June 4, after examining Quantico's teeth, Mussillo rinses his teeth with an antiseptic mouthwash then finishes the cleaning by scraping his teeth.
Members of the Town of Babylon Dept. of Public Works Highway 1-3 Crew work to re-pitch 13th Street in West Babylon on June 5.
A horse gets a morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 7.
Amityville Memorial High School seniors were cheered as they visited their former schools, including Northwest Elementary School, during the annual "Senior Walk" on Thursday.
Zuroni Beckett, 9, a 4th-grader at New Visions Elementary School, sits on a police motorcycle with Freeport Police Sgt. Andrew Berg during the 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Cop program on June 7 in Freeport.
Fourth-graders from Brandeis school in Lawrence joined conservationists from Audubon New York to launch a summer awareness campaign to protect the endangered nesting piping plovers at Town Park in Point Lookout, on June 6. The students placed posters they crafted alerting beachgoers to stay out of tiny birds' nesting areas.
Working with Annie McIntyre, Regional Environmental Manager for NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and supervised by Baldwin Technology Education teachers, Baldwin High School woodworking students from the Tech Education program build barn condos on June 6 at Connetquot River State Park to encourage barn swallows to occupy the new habitats.
Views of pedestrian plazas in Times Square on June 4. The Times Square Alliance is commemorating the 10th anniversary of pedestrianization of the Broadway road space.
Jockey Joel Rosario celebrates after crossing the finish line atop Sir Winston after winning the 151st Belmont Stakes held at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 8.
Normandy heroes Charles Cino, left, Phillip DiMarco and Frank DePergola, during a ceremony at the Long Island Veterans Home in Stony Brook on June. 6.
An adult Red Tailed Hawk uses a water tower as a vantage point overlooking Washington Square Park. A window ledge outside Bobst Library at NYU is home to a family of Red Tailed Hawks. Three young hawks are getting ready to fly for the first time in NYC on June 4.
Lisa Tuozzolo and her sons, Austin, left, and Joseph, attend the Medal Day Ceremony honoring the backup officers who responded on the day her husband was killed in the line of duty. The ceremony was held at One Police Plaza on June 4.
The city on June 5, 2019, confiscated 46 ice cream trucks in Long Island City and Astoria, which belonged to the New York Ice Cream company, as part of a decadelong investigation known as "Operation Meltdown."
Andrew McMorris' mother, Alisa McMorris, watches as the flag is folded during the dedication ceremony for the Andrew McMorris Memorial Garden at the Robert E. Reid Sr. Recreation Center in Shoreham on June 5, 2019. Andrew McMorris was killed when an accused drunken driver plowed into him and his troop of Boy Scouts.
Andrew McMorris' mother, Alisa McMorris, places rocks on June 5, 2019, at the dedication ceremony for the Andrew McMorris Memorial Garden at the Robert E. Reid Sr. Recreation Center in Shoreham. Andrew was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver.
Sgt. Arvid Flores' son, Liam, 4, wipes his tears after Flores received the Medal of Honor for his actions the day Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo was killed in the line of duty. The ceremony was held at One Police Plaza on June 4, 2019.
Joe Sollicito, owner of Love My Puppies in Wantagh, at his shop on June 5, 2019.
"Sunny," an yellow Labrador, sits at the feet of trainer Olivia Poff as they ride the No. 1 train on June 5, 2019.
Members of the FDNY cheer as Lt. Patrick T. Mataraza, III, of Ladder Co. 56 in the Bronx, receives the James Gordon Bennett Medal -- the highest medal a New York City firefighter can earn -- during the FDNY's 2019 Medal Day ceremony at City Hall.
Sgt. Arvid Flores comforts Lisa Tuozzolo after he received the Medal of Honor for his actions they day Lisa's husband, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, was killed in the line of duty. The ceremony was held at One Police Plaza on June 4, 2019.
In an effort to raise the federal minimum wage for tipped workers, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her roots at The Queensboro in Jackson Heights, where she worked behind the bar serving customers on May 31, 2019
Men pray at the Selden mosque on the last day of Ramadan on June 4, 2019.
Jockey Koichi Tsunoda dashes through the last straight while training Master Fencer for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont on June 5, 2019.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill were joined by family members of the honorees at the ceremony where medals were given to the families of 47 officers who died from September 11 illnesses, as well as 41 who distinguished themselves in the line of duty in combat or by rescue. The ceremony was held at One Police Plaza on June 4, 2019.
Isabella Chiaro, 3, of Baldwin, has her face painted during HarborFest in Port Washington on June 2, 2019.
Zoefia Hamilton of Amityville gets ready for graduation from pre-K at The Morgan Center in Hicksville with her mother Saphrona McLennon on Monday, June 3, 2019. The 16th annual graduation and moving up ceremony was held for preschool children undergoing cancer treatment. Zoefia, who led the procession, had been hospitalized and put in a medically-induced coma due to seizures that affected her ability to walk.
Workers clean the ceiling glass at the Marriott hotel in Uniondale on June 3, 2019.
John McHugh, 95, of Whitestone, Queens, a U.S. army veteran, becomes emotional during a press conference at the office of Rep. Thomas Suozzi in Huntington on June. 3, 2019. McHugh was recalling the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. McHugh, then a corporal, had been in the second wave of U.S. troops to land at Omaha Beach.
Amir and Olga Anah of New Hyde Park have their photo taken during HarborFest on June 2, 2019 in Port Washington.
The 55th annual Celebrate Israel Parade makes its way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on June 2, 2019. The parade was a celebration of Israel's diversity and founding.
Hundreds of runners made their way to the top of the World Trade Center early Sunday, June 2, during the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. Marine veteran Robert Jones, who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, made the arduous climb with his wife Pamela.
Rebecca Briggs, of Port Jefferson Station, supports hundreds of runners who made their way to the top of the World Trade Center in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, Sunday, June 2. Briggs wife of Staff Sgt. Dashan Briggs, shows her tattoo in honor of her husband who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.
Frank Romeo, in yellow vest, center, was joined by members of AMVETS Post 88 for a "Walk with Frank" to raise awareness of the devastating impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Romeo is one of the longest living veterans diagnosed with 100% PTSD and has dedicated his life to traveling the country and encouraging healing of this disorder; he began his 750-mile walk this past March in Niagara County.
Jeffrey Benjamin and his daughter Caitlin Benjamin, 9, of Merrick, practice their Hula Hoop skills at the Arts on the Boardwalk fair in Long Beach, June 1, 2019.
Caitlin Benjamin, 9, of Merrick, practices her Hula Hoop skills at the Arts on the Boardwalk fair at Long Beach, June 1, 2019.
Surfers take to the ocean as summer weather begins to grace the region, June 1, 2019.
Massapequa players Chris DeSousa, left, and Alex Rende attempt to catch a ball during the Nassau baseball Class AA final, Game 2 at SUNY-Old Westbury between Massapequa and Port Washington, Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Bayport Blue Points's Jacqueline Mason (no. 7) slides past Cold Spring Harbor's defense during the Long Island class C championship game at Adelphi University on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Garden City.
The sixth annual Veteran and Family Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project held their day of wellness for those who served in military. Russell Keyzer, pictured with his service dog Artemis, says the program is beneficial to veterans.
Michael Robinson, a felon, operates his industrial lawn mower while working with his job, American Landscape Services, at Enclave at Charles Pond Apartments in Coram, Thursday, May 30, 2019.