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Top photos from around LI, NYC from July 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.

Joyce Knipper, the mother of U.S. Marine Cpl.
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Joyce Knipper, the mother of U.S. Marine Cpl. Michael J. Knipper, shown here in her Smithtown home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, holds a stuffed bear called Courage which was sent to her by a support group for families of serving Marines. Recipients of the bear keep it for a few weeks and then send it back so it can be sent to yet another family. While the Knippers have had the bear in their possession, they've taken it to a concert at the beach, their church, the home of a neighbor who served in the Marines and most importantly to the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Ronkonkoma. In its journey across the country, the bear travels with a journal which each family contributes to.

Dr. Florin Albeanu, a neuroscientist working at Cold
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Dr. Florin Albeanu, a neuroscientist working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has found that everything scientists had discovered about the sense of smell in the past is incorrect. Our noses are far more complex than we ever thought they were.

Alex Cipriano, 16, of Bethpage stays cool at
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Alex Cipriano, 16, of Bethpage stays cool at Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay, Monday July 22, 2019.

Weather or not, Ensign Corey Pihl was going
Credit: Todd Maisel

Weather or not, Ensign Corey Pihl was going to marry his sweetheart Dani Spiele of Park Slope, Brooklyn. And yes, lets get that kiss on the Brooklyn Bridge to seal the deal. They were married only minutes before the kiss.

Singer Cian Coey performs with Dweezil Zappa at
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Singer Cian Coey performs with Dweezil Zappa at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue on July 20, 2019.

Xavier Stallings, 4, gets relief from the heat
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Xavier Stallings, 4, gets relief from the heat wave in the sprinkler at the A.J. Hendrickson Park and Pool in Valley Stream on Friday, July 19, 2019.  

Left to right: Michele Mooney, of East Rockaway,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Left to right: Michele Mooney, of East Rockaway, and Robert Mazza, of Lindenhurst, are passengers aboard the Priscilla oyster sloop -- sailed by Capt. Robert Campbell -- which is making a pleasure sail in the Great South Bay on Sunday, July 14, 2019. 

Emerald Garner, in Brooklyn, reacts after being told
Credit: Charles Eckert

Emerald Garner, in Brooklyn, reacts after being told by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue that civil rights charges won't be filled in her father, Eric Garner's 2014 death, July 16, 2019. Garner, 43, died July 17, 2014, on Staten Island during an arrest by the NYPD for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh is celebrating
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh is celebrating its 90th anniversary this summer.

Workers put a roof on a home in
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Workers put a roof on a home in Roosevelt on a very hot summer afternoon, Tuesday July 16, 2019

Nassau County Marine Bureau Officer Joseph Stassi keeps
Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Nassau County Marine Bureau Officer Joseph Stassi keeps an eye on boating activity while on patrol in South Oyster Bay near Tobay Beach, on July 16, 2019.

Protesters rally and march from the St. George
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Protesters rally and march from the St. George Ferry Terminal through the streets of Staten Island, stopping in front of the 120th Precinct, carrying signs and chanting for justice on the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner's death, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Huntington residents attend 'Lights for Liberty: A Vigil
Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Huntington residents attend 'Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps' events on Main Street and Park Avenue in Huntington on July 12, 2019, as part of a series of events held across the country to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants.

Long Island-based Dudley Music performs at the Great
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Long Island-based Dudley Music performs at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue on July 19, 2019.

Guitarist Mike Rempel performs with Lotus at the
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Guitarist Mike Rempel performs with Lotus at the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue on July 20, 2019.

Members of the FREE Players Ensemble, a special
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Members of the FREE Players Ensemble, a special needs vocal group from Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc., in Old Bethpage, rehearse the national anthem under the direction of vocal coach Bridget Livingston, bottom right, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The group will be performing at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, when the Mets will be hosting the San Diego Padres. 

Wiz Khalifa performs at the Northwell Theater at
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Wiz Khalifa performs at the Northwell Theater at Jones Beach on July 16, 2019.

Protesters rally and march from the St. George
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Protesters rally and march from the St. George Ferry Terminal through the streets of Staten Island, stopping in front of the 120th Precinct, carrying signs and chanting for justice on the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner's death, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Roosevelt resident Dallas Holland tries to keep cool
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Roosevelt resident Dallas Holland tries to keep cool with fancy diving at Roosevelt Pool in Roosevelt, July 16, 2019.

The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma
Credit: Charles Eckert

The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Emma Coronel Aispuro, center, exits the federal courthouse in Brooklyn her husband was sentenced to life plus 30 years, July 17, 2019. The Mexican drug lord was convicted in February of murder conspiracy and drug trafficking after being accused of overseeing a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation.

Esaw Snipes, the widow of Eric Garner, wipes
Credit: Charles Eckert

Esaw Snipes, the widow of Eric Garner, wipes away tears as family and supporters speak to reporters after U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue told them that civil rights charges will not be filled in her husband's 2014 death. Eric Garner, 43, died July 17, 2014, on Staten Island during an arrest by the NYPD for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Belle Assata plays with her daughter in the
Credit: Marcus Santos for Newsday/Marcus Santos

Belle Assata plays with her daughter in the Washington Square Park fountain in Manhattan, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Defense attorney Martin G. Weinberg, center, exits a
Credit: Charles Eckert

Defense attorney Martin G. Weinberg, center, exits a federal courthouse in Manhattan after Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan denied bail for his client, Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Epstein is charged with sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, including creating and maintaining a network and operation enabling him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls, and paying victims to recruit other underage girls.

Wiz Khalifa performs at the Northwell Theater at
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Wiz Khalifa performs at the Northwell Theater at Jones Beach, July 16, 2019

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during a news conference
Credit: Marcus Santos

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during a news conference in Manhattan in June.

Beachgoers enjoys the waves in the evening at
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Beachgoers enjoys the waves in the evening at Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Friday, July 19, 2019.

Members of the Salem Baptist Church of Elmont
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Members of the Salem Baptist Church of Elmont sing spiritual songs as they wade into Long Island Sound during a church outing at Sunken Meadow State Park on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The temperature at the park reached 101 degrees at 3 p.m.

Hundreds of beachgoers came to Sunken Meadow State
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Hundreds of beachgoers came to Sunken Meadow State Park on Saturday, July 20, 2019, which turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far. The temperature at the park reached 101 degrees at 3 p.m.

Roosevelt resident Andrea Flores, 11, enjoys the cool
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Roosevelt resident Andrea Flores, 11, enjoys the cool of the pool after jumping from the diving board on a hot summer day at Roosevelt Pool, July 16, 2019.

A man tries to handle the large wave
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man tries to handle the large wave while cooling off at Jones Beach, Saturday July 20, 2019. 

Beachgoer Blanca Menendez flings her hair through the
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Beachgoer Blanca Menendez flings her hair through the cool waters of the Long Island Sound as she and a group of friends visit Sunken Meadow State Park on what could be the hottest day of the year, Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Alessandro Edmunds, 1, dabbles in the water in
Credit: Marcus Santos for Newsday/Marcus Santos

Alessandro Edmunds, 1, dabbles in the water in Manhattan during the first heat wave of the year, July 16, 2019.

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House
Credit: James Carbone

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House during the third annual Made in America Showcase on July 15, 2019. 

Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, left,
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, left, cuddles Carter, a rescue dog owned by Assemb. Ed Ra, right, outside the Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the day after National Pet Fire Safety Day, to announce that complimentary "pet fire rescue stickers" will be available through the museum and their offices. The stickers can be placed on the front window or doors of homes and will alert first-responders of the presence of a pet in the event of an emergency.

On a hot afternoon, Demi Henthorne, 6, left,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On a hot afternoon, Demi Henthorne, 6, left, and her friend Olivia Collins, 7, run through the lawn sprinklers at the Henthorne home in Patchogue on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Demi's younger brother Adam, 3, directed the spray at them.

A visitor to New York City takes advantage
Credit: Craig Ruttle

A visitor to New York City takes advantage of the cool spray of the fountain at Washington Square Park, Friday, July 19, 2019.

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11
Credit: Shelby Knowles

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, female students at Hofstra University's STEM Summer Program for Girls set off model rockets on July 16, 2019.

Kerrianne Gallow, 23, of Medford, needed to study
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Kerrianne Gallow, 23, of Medford, needed to study for the child psychology class she's taking at Suffolk Community College this summer, so she decided to ride her bike the 4.5 miles from her Medford home to Patchogue's Mascot Dock on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, so she could sit by the Great South Bay and feel the sea breeze as she did her school work.

Kianne (accent over the E) Muschett of North
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Kianné Muschett of North Babylon speaks with Cryology's owner Alexa Frisch (not pictured) as she undergoes Whole Body Cryotherapy at Cryology in Babylon on the afternoon of July 10, 2019.

Congregants, front to back , Ella McClean, Jacqlyn
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Congregants, front to back , Ella McClean, Jacqlyn Schley and Evonne Harrell listen to the Rev. Jessie Fields, back to camera, as she leads a weekly prayer meeting at the Grace AME Zion Church in Patchogue on July 10, 2019. The church recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins. Third
Credit: Howard Simmons

Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins. The band performed at Jones Beach at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on July 11, 2019.

Emerson Fichtelberg 5 of Island Park gets acquainted
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Emerson Fichtelberg 5 of Island Park gets acquainted with Liberty, a 10-week-old orange tabby at the North Shore Animal League cat adoption event in Port Washington on July 7, 2019.

Mike Constantino and his dog Teddy enjoy the
Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Mike Constantino and his dog Teddy enjoy the warm weather as they swim in the waters of Bayville on July 13, 2019.

Praying at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Visitors pray at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, on July 7, 2019, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death, or yahrzeit. More than 50,000 people from 100 countries are expected to visit the resting place, bearing the personal prayers of millions, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.

Fans enjoying show from pit. Third Eye Blind
Credit: Howard Simmons

Fans enjoy the show as Third Eye Blind performs at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on July 11, 2019.

Newlyweds Rebecca & Bryan Dombrowski of Huntington enjoy
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Newlyweds Rebecca and Bryan Dombrowski of Huntington enjoy themselves at Marvel Frozen Dairy, in Lido Beach, during the annual Long Island Ice Cream Tour, which offers a rich and creamy survey of the island's best-known summer treats on July 13, 2019. 

Parishioners celebrate mass at the St. Abraam Coptic
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Parishioners celebrate mass at the St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church in Woodbury, on July 12, 2019.

Volunteer Anna Krage, left, and Janice Bendicksen, Director
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Volunteer Anna Krage, left, and Janice Bendicksen, director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at Sweet Briar Nature Center in Smithtown, care for a 2-month-old American bald eagle, on July 5, 2019. The eagle was found standing on a porch inside Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Nearby residents Diana Khanimov and her daughter Eliana,
Credit: Shelby Knowles

Nearby residents Diana Khanimov and her daughter Eliana, 4, enjoy a cup of s'mores and unicorn ice cream from Max and Mina's Ice Cream shop on July 9, 2019.

Art Student, Denise Douglas of Stony Brook works
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Art student Denise Douglas of Stony Brook works with pastels as her class from the art school, "The Atelier at Flowerfield," is out in the field at Mill Pond in Stony Brook on the afternoon of July 11, 2019.

Ellie Dyer, 9 months, of Elmont, familiarizes herself
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Nine-month old Ellie Dyer, 9 months, of Elmont, familiarizes herself with the water for the second time in her life as she is held by her father Dahari at the Echo Park Pool in West Hempstead on July 13, 2019.

Large crowds of screaming fans line the streets
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Young fans line the streets during New York's celebration of the U.S. Women's national soccer team's World Cup victory, in Manhattan on July 10, 2019.

The U.S. women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The U.S. women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the World Cup championship trophy at City Hall after a ticker-tape parade, on July 10, 2019, in Manhattan.

Jane Santos age 10 (red shirt) and Cate
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Ten-year-old Jane Santos, in red shirt, and 9-year-old Cate Giancristofaro, with blue headband,  wave to the U.S. women's national soccer team members who are honored for their fourth Women's World Cup victory with a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan, on July 10, 2019.

U.S. women's soccer team star Megan Rapinoe holds
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

U.S. women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the World Cup championship trophy at City Hall after a ticker-tape parade on July 10, 2019 in Manhattan.

Members of the Department of Sanitation use brooms
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the Department of Sanitation use brooms and leaf blowers to clean up confetti after a ticker-tape parade in Broadway's Canyon of Heroes celebrating the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup victory, in Manhattan, on July 10, 2019. The U.S. women's national soccer team won its fourth World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2-0 on July 7, 2019.

The U.S. women's soccer team, Megan Rapinoe center,
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The U.S. women's soccer team celebrates its fourth World Cup victory after a ticker-tape parade, at City Hall in Manhattan on July 10, 2019.

Members of U.S. women's soccer team make their
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of U.S. women's soccer team make their way up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes during a ticker-tape parade celebrating their World Cup victory, in Manhattan on July 10, 2019. 

U.S. Women's Soccer team members Alex Morgan (c.)
Credit: Corey Sipkin

U.S. Women's soccer team members Alex Morgan, center, and Megan Rapinoe, right, wave to the crowd as the parade heads up Broadway. The team was honored for its fourth Women's World Cup victory with a ticker-tape parade at the Canyon of Heroes in NYC, on July 10, 2019.

Beachgoers take to the water and sand at
Credit: Barry Sloan

Beachgoers take to the water and sand at Jones Beach on July 4, 2019.

NYC Police direct the people at the Power
Credit: Howard Simmons

NYPD helps direct people during the power outage in midtown and Upper West Side in Manhattan on July 13, 2019.

On July 11, 2019, Missing in America Project
Credit: Shelby Knowles

Missing in America Project, the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Homes in Babylon and other Dignity Memorial providers step in on July 11, 2019, to see that the cremated remains of veterans receive a final resting place.

Oakdale resident Allen Herrick is a staunch Trump
Credit: Newsday/Morgan Campbell

Oakdale resident Allen Herrick, a staunch Trump supporter, in front of his pro-Trump sign, which can be seen from Oakdale Bohemia Road.

Pedestrians walk near Radio City Music Hall. A
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Pedestrians walk near Radio City Music Hall during the power outage in Manhattan on July 13, 2019.

Photos for the LI Home cover. This is
Credit: Howard Simmons

Cynthia Raven, of Levittown, in her 1950s-style garage, where she keeps her 1957 black Chevy truck.

After the surfers paddled out for the most
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

After the surfers paddled out for the most hallowed ritual at the closing of the NYSEA Junior Pro and the NYSEA Lady Liberty 2019 surfing competition, a man and woman celebrate the end by sharing a surfboard at the 10th annual NY Surf Week in Long Beach on July 13, 2019.

Members of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrate
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Members of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrate the World Cup victory at City Hall after a ticker-tape parade on July 10, 2019, in Manhattan.

Members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Members of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's national soccer team and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo celebrate their victory, on the streets of Manhattan on July 10, 2019.

A group a teachers tour Hempstead Lake State
Credit: Shelby Knowles

A group of teachers tour Hempstead Lake State Park as part of a professional development day where they learn how to incorporate ecology and wildlife into their curriculum.

A gentlemen sitting on a bench reading from
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man sitting on a bench on the boardwalk in Long Beach, holding a book with paragraphs of small squares, reads out loud in some glossolalia language, as curious bystanders watch, on July 13, 2019.

Cars belonging to commuters are parked below the
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Cars belonging to commuters are parked below the railroad trestles at the Copiague LIRR station on  July 9, 2019. Commuter parking is free at the station lots, but come September, riders will have to pay to park.

On a hot afternoon, Demi Henthorne, 6, left,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On a hot afternoon, Demi Henthorne, 6, left, and her friend Olivia Collins, 7, run through the lawn sprinklers, as Demi's younger brother, Adam, 3, directs the spray at them, at the Henthorne home in Patchogue on July 10, 2019.

Symca Sachs surfing in the final heat of
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Symca Sachs surfing in the final heat of the tournament, wins the NYSEA Lady Liberty 2019 surfing competition during The 10th annual NY Surf Week in Long Beach July 13, 2019.

Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at The Graduate Center at CUNY, on July 11, 2019, in Manhattan.

Robert Lutz, founder of Gyro Revolution, flys one
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Robert Lutz, founder of Gyro Revolution, flies one of his gyrocopters at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma on July 10, 2019.

Devin Waxman, 20, of East Williston practices on
Credit: Michael Owens

Devin Waxman, 20, of East Williston, practices on the basketball courts at the Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, on July 12, 2019.

Liz Gray, 32, of Huntington, cools off in
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Liz Gray, 32, of Huntington, cools off in the waters of Huntington Harbor with her dog Chewy, on a humid Saturday morning, July 6.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tries out the new
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo tries out the new zip ride at the Jones Beach WildPlay Element Park during the park's 90th anniversary at Field 5 in Wantagh, Tuesday July 2.

Dressed in red, white and blue, Juliet Mena,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Dressed in red, white and blue, Juliet Mena, 3, right, covers her ears as fire trucks pass by during the Fourth of July parade along Main Street in Port Jefferson on Thursday, July 4. Her siblings, Theresa-Lynn, 5, left, and Josiah, 1, center, didn't seem as bothered by the noise.

Hundreds of people, including Tina Hannel, center, of
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Hundreds of people, including Tina Hannel, center, of Port Jefferson Station, lined Main Street in Port Jefferson to watch the village's annual Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

A canine companion service dog gets a ride
Credit: Randee Daddona

A canine companion service dog gets a ride down Main Street during the Southold Village Merchants 21st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Southold on Thursday, July 4.

Lisa Calla, shown at her Smithtown home on
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Lisa Calla, shown at her Smithtown home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, wears a silver necklace with a kidney-shaped pendant, given to her by the mother of 17-year-old Julia Mulroy of Huntington. Calla donated one of her kidney's to Mulroy on June 27; the pendant is inscribed with the date of the surgery and Mulroy has identical necklace.

Joey Chestnut (center front) won the Nathan's Famous
Credit: Todd Maisel

Joey Chestnut (center front) won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest for the twelfth time, eating 71 hot dogs.

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog
Credit: Todd Maisel

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest takes place in Coney Island in Brooklyn. Joey Chestnut won the event for the twelfth time, eating 71 hot dogs.

Sean and Ailene Cavaliere pose for a photo
Credit: Barry Sloan

Sean and Ailene Cavaliere pose for a photo with their sons, Ryan, 10, Jason, 7, and dogs, Hudson and River, in the living room of their West Islip home Monday, July 1.

Halim Kaygisiz, director of Health Outreach Services at
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Halim Kaygisiz, director of Health Outreach Services at the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk County, inside the office in Central Islip, Tuesday, July 2.

Children and their decorated bikes take a ride
Credit: Randee Daddona

Children and their decorated bikes take a ride down Main Street during the Southold Village Merchants 21st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Southold on July 4.

Jones Beach lifeguards gather on the central mall
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Jones Beach lifeguards gather on the central mall lifeguard stand for their annual Fourth of July group photo on July 4.

Sisters Shari Cumberbatch, left, and Simone Cumberbatch, right,
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sisters Shari Cumberbatch, left, and Simone Cumberbatch, right, look on as their father Elmo Cumberbatch, holds their newborn baby daughters Hailey, left, and Liberty, right, Friday, July 5, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. The newborns share their birthdays with their grandfather, who just turned 70 on July 3.

The Henderson family, of Medford, hosts a cookout
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The Henderson family, of Medford, hosts a cookout for family and friends at Lake Ronkonkoma County Park on Saturday, July 6. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken sliders, hot sausages, macaroni salad, potato salad and baked beans, among other dishes.

From left, Zulma Garcia, Ashley Ayala and Paula
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

From left, Zulma Garcia, Ashley Ayala and Paula Rubio from Washington, D.C., play in the water at Sunken Meadow Park in Smithtown, Friday, July 5.

Fourth of July fireworks over the East River
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Fourth of July fireworks over the East River were launched from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fourth of July fireworks over the East River
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Fourth of July fireworks over the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fourth of July fireworks soar over the East
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Fourth of July fireworks soar over the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fourth of July fireworks explode over Jones Beach
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Fourth of July fireworks explode over Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh to celebrate Independence Day.

Megan Miller, 25, of Long Island City, photographs
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Megan Miller, 25, of Long Island City, photographs her dog Obi, a 5-year-old beagle, in Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens, on July 6.

Isabella Quintana, 3, left, from Clifton, New Jersey,
Credit: Linda Rosier

Isabella Quintana, 3, left, from Clifton, New Jersey, and Zoraida Olaguibel, 2, from Jamaica, Queens, play in a baby pool together on the beach at Jones Beach, July 3.

American Legion veterans from Post 803 walk in
Credit: Randee Daddona

American Legion veterans from Post 803 walk in the Southold Village Merchants 21st Annual Fourth of July Parade in Southold on Thursday, July 4.

A person looks at Paper Moon Studio portraits
Credit: Charles Eckert

A person looks at Paper Moon Studio portraits from the 1900s-1930s during the press preview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography" exhibit in Manhattan, July 1. The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Steve Santucci, dressed as a Continental soldier, gives
Credit: Linda Rosier

Steve Santucci, dressed as a Continental soldier, gives a musket demonstration at the outdoor encampment of George Washington's headquarters at the "Revolutionary Summer" kickoff at the New-York Historical Society, July 4.

Children learn how to hold a bayonette in
Credit: Linda Rosier

Children learn how to hold a bayonette in the outdoor encampment of George Washington's headquarters at the "Revolutionary Summer" kickoff at the New-York Historical Society, July 4.

Coney Island beach was very crowded on the
Credit: Todd Maisel

Coney Island beach was very crowded on the Fourth of July.

Ethan Pitt, 9, his dad Dan, and sister
Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Ethan Pitt, 9, his dad Dan, and sister Rachel, 13, all of New Paltz, enjoy the water at Lido Beach, July 6.

Emergency personnel respond after a taxi crashed into
Credit: Charles Eckert

Emergency personnel respond after a taxi crashed into scaffolding and onto a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue between West 43rd and West 44th streets in Manhattan, July 3. At least one person was removed by ambulance and taken to a hospital.

Natalie Gruppuso (left) and her twin sister Christina
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Natalie Gruppuso, left, and her twin sister Christina Grupuso play with Natalie's 5 year-old daughter Joy Vernon at the Long Island Welcome Center in Dix Hills on July 1, 2019. The Manhattan family is on their way to spend a couple of days in Montauk.

Noah Irvine 10, from Ronkonkoma, left, his sister
Credit: Randee Daddona

From left, Noah Irvine 10, from Ronkonkoma, left, his sister Dani, 7, Cole Wagner, 7, from Center Moriches, and his brother Chase, 4, practice yoga with Jane Irvine at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on July 3, 2019.

For Thomas Locrontondo, Wednesday turned out to be
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Thomas Locrontondo paints the white picket fence in front of his San Remo home on July 3, 2019. 

Newly signed New York Ranger forward Artemi Panarin
Credit: Charles Eckert

Newly signed New York Ranger forward Artemi Panarin poses for photographs in front of the marquee at Madison Square Garden on July 2, 2109. Panarin signed a seven-year deal worth $81.5 million with the Rangers on Monday.

People gather to watch the sun set from
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People gather to watch the sun set from the bluff in Kings Park on the evening of July 2, 2019.

Laine Alvarez the wife of Luis Alvarez, a
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lainie Alvarez, the wife of Luis Alvarez, a former NYPD detective who died just weeks after testifying on behalf of other 9/11 responders, holds his flag after his funeral in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens, on July 3, 2019.

Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez's wife Lainie and
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Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez's wife, Lainie, and their sons during his funeral at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens.

The body of Luis Alvarez, a former NYPD
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Former "Daily Show" host and activist Jon Stewart salutes as the coffin of retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, who testified with Stewart on behalf of other 9/11 responders, passes in Astoria, Queens.

Funeral services for of retired NYPD Det. Luis
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Hundreds attend the funeral for retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens.

The casket for Luis Alvarez, the NYPD detective
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Officers carry NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez's coffin out of Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside to head to his funeral service in Astoria, Queens.

Funeral services for of retired NYPD Det. Luis
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The coffin of Luis Alvarez leaves the funeral home in Oceanside.

Biologists on Long Island are on the lookout
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Biologists on Long Island are on the lookout for the frosted elfin, a brown and silver butterfly smaller than a quarter. They worry it may be at risk for being threatened or endangered. 

Joshua DiLeo of Deer Park, 5, cools off
Credit: Barry Sloan

Joshua DiLeo of Deer Park, 5, cools off in the spray park at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst on July 1, 2019.

Long Island's newest tourist and educational attraction is
Credit: Danielle Silverman

The "Dinosaurs!" exhibit at the Center for Science Teaching & Learning includes more than a dozen full dinosaurs,  two of which -- a giant ankylosaur and an enormous Stegosaurus -- cost more than $20,000 each and are animatronic creatures that roar, breathe, swing their imposing tails and bob their heads.

A squirrel eats from a bird feeder on
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

A squirrel eats from a bird feeder on Clark Street in North Babylon on July 3, 2019.

MINEOLA, NY - JUNE 26. Nassau County Police
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder presented certificates of completion to 69  graduates at the police recruit graduation ceremony.

A person looks at Paper Moon Studio Portraits
Credit: Charles Eckert

A press preview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography" exhibit in Manhattan on July 1, 2019. The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The body of Luis Alvarez, a former NYPD
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The funeral for retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, Queens.

New NYPD police officers celebrate during their academy
Credit: Charles Eckert

New NYPD police officers celebrate their graduation ceremony on July 2, 2019. The NYPD welcomed 425 new police officers into its ranks during the ceremony.

Det. Jennifer Pape, of the Suffolk County SPCA,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Det. Jennifer Pape, of the Suffolk County SPCA, holds a 90-pound chain that was attached to a 40-pound dog. The dog's owner was charged with cruelty and convicted. Det. Pape is at the Little Shelter Animal Rescue Center in Huntington on July 3, 2019.

A lawn clinging to the roots of large
Credit: James Carbone

A worker cuts a downed tree for removal in East Northport on July 1, 2019, as crews clean up after a sudden storm rolled through the area the day before.

Leslie Ellison, in front of a tree in
Credit: James Carbone

Leslie Ellison stands in front of a downed tree at her East Northport home on July 1, 2019, a day after a sudden storm rolled through the area.

People view a rare copy of the Declaration
Credit: Charles Eckert

People view a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson's hand, right, and the reproduction of the other side of the document, left, at the New York Public Library on July 1, 2019. The document is one of only four surviving "fair copies" of the Declaration written by Jefferson.

About 70 sailboats and 140 sailors from high
Credit: Randee Daddona

About 70 sailboats and 140 sailors from high school and college level from across the United States sailed on Gardiners Bay off of Orient Point for the C420 New England Championship Regatta, hosted by the Shelter Island Yacht Club on Monday, July 1, 2019.

A participant rides on a float during the
Credit: Corey Sipkin

A participant rides on a float during the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2019. 

DO NOT PUBLISH .... Julia Mulroy of West
Credit: Todd Maisel

Julia Mulroy of West Islip received a kidney donation from her mother's friend Lisa Calla, of Smithtown. They both had surgery on June 27, 2019. Here, Julia Mulroy gets ready for her camera debut, despite being in a bit of pain and discomfort.

A tree fell on Lincoln Blvd. in Bay
Credit: Steve Pfost

A tree fell on Lincoln Boulevard in Bay Shore on June 30, 2019, after a series of fast-moving thunderstorms swept across western and central Suffolk County knocking down trees and power lines with fierce straight-line winds.

Pilobolus dancers march and dance during the NYC
Credit: Charles Eckert

Pilobolus dancers march and dance during the NYC Pride March, on June 30, 2019. 

New Kids on the Block perform at Nassau
Credit: Jeff Bachner

New Kids on the Block perform at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on June 30, 2019.

A tree down on a car in the
Credit: James Carbone

A tree down on a car in the parking lot of Brookwood Hall on Irish Lane in East Islip that briefly trapped a mother and her baby after the tree and wires fell on the car during a severe storm on June. 30, 2019.

Governor Andrew Cuomo greets spectators on Christopher St.
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo greets spectators on Christopher Street during the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2019. 

New Kids on the Block perform at Nassau
Credit: Jeff Bachner

New Kids on the Block perform  at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on June 30, 2019.

L-R: Elias Sanchez , 5, Juliana Hiraldo ,5,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

From left, Elias Sanchez, 5, Juliana Hiraldo, 5, Dezaray Bardales, 5, and Savana Bardales, 6, of Long Beach spend the day at Free Family Fair at Central Islip Petting Zoo, sponsored by Cruzada Evangelica Misionera Church in Long Beach, on June 30, 2019.

Lilly, a 13-year-old rescue Chorkie, left, and her
Credit: Charles Eckert

Lilly, a 13-year-old rescue Chorkie, left, and her owner, Ally Smith, from Maspeth, Queens, wait for the start of the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2019. 

A participant rides on the World Pride NYC
Credit: Corey Sipkin

A participant rides on the World Pride NYC float during the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2019. 

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