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Top photos from around LI, NYC from August 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.

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Patrice Silvestri shows six
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Patrice Silvestri shows 6-year-old Matthew Cordano, of Holbrook, a department ATV during the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office National Night Out event in Ridge on Aug. 6.

Participants dance along 6th Avenue during the annual
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants dance along Sixth Avenue during the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Aug. 11.

New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, New York
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Assemb. Yuh-Line Niou, left, Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemb. Rodneyse Bichotte watch a video featuring survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Times Square on Aug. 13. The video educates adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse about their rights under New York State's newly enacted Child Victims Act.

Participants dance along 6th Avenue during the annual
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants dance along Sixth Avenue during the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Aug. 11.

Participants dance along 6th Avenue during the annual
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants dance along Sixth Avenue during the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Aug. 11.

A member of the NYPD high fives spectators
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A member of the NYPD high-fives spectators along Sixth Avenue during the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Aug. 11.

Bryce Reed, 7, from Greenport who wants to
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Bryce Reed, 7, of Greenport, who wants to be a police officer when he grows up, gets some tips from Southold Town Police Officer Greg Simmons during Southold Police Kids Funfest at Mitchell Park in Greenport on Aug. 14. 

Families who are victims of gun violence are
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Families who are victims of gun violence, along with activists and state and city elected officials at a news conference and rally in Manhattan's Foley Square, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, where they called on the federal government to stop the trafficking of illegal guns and to repeal federal laws that restrict the investigation of gun crimes and bar the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from studying firearm violence, on Aug. 12.

Ella Zack of East Moriches stroll thru the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Ella Zack of East Moriches strolls through the sunflower field at the Kanas Farms on Montauk Highway in East Moriches on Aug. 14.

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY - AUGUST 11. Dana Beard,
Photo Credit: Anthony J. Causi

Dana Beard; her three boys Xavier Beard, Amiri Campbell-Beard and youngest son Blake Campbell Beard; her daughter Deanna Richardson; and her mother Dana Beard on Aug. 11 in their South Huntington home at 14 Bradbury Ave., where they share a single bathroom.

Under the guidance of Suffolk County correctional officers,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Under the guidance of Suffolk County correctional officers, campers engage in a tug of war at My Brother's Keeper summer camp program at Charles A. Mulligan Elementary School in Central Islip on Aug. 14. The correctional officers, who are a part of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team, competed in a series of physical activities with the campers and demonstrated some of their emergency response tactics.

Jack Carbone (L) watches for meteors with his
Photo Credit: JOHNNY MILANO

Looking at the sky for the meteor shower are Jack Carbone, left, with his mother, Laura, and John Voss, all of Valley Stream, at Jones Beach on Aug. 12.

Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. representing the plaintiffs
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. representing the plaintiffs of vaccine opponents, with hundreds of families outside the state Supreme Court in Albany on Aug. 13.

Myleanna Siedlecky, 9, and her mom, Jessica Bixby
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Myleanna Siedlecky, 9, and her mom, Jessica Bixby, test out Myleanna's prosthetic blade at her final fitting at A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville on Aug. 2.

Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton at 4:24
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Children at the Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton on June 21.

Chloe Robert-Demolaize, 6, from Mattituck and her sister,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Chloe Robert-Demolaize, 6, of Mattituck, and her sister, Lilly, 2, run through the 17-acre maze of sunflowers at the North Fork Sunflower Maze in Mattituck on Aug. 12.

Iccha Thakur, 9, of Hicksville, plays at Tobay
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Iccha Thakur, 9, of Hicksville, plays at Tobay Beach Spray Park, on Aug. 10.

Jack Flood practices the high jump while training
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Jack Flood practices the high jump while training for the 2020 Summer Olympic Decathlon at the Bayport-Blue Point High School track on Aug. 10.

Heather Cirelli of St. James kisses her eight
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Heather Cirelli of St. James kisses her 8-year-old golden retriever Libby as they walk by the waters of Stony Brook Harbor on the afternoon of Aug. 11.

Water tower on the corner of Larkfield Road
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The water tower on the corner of Larkfield and Daly roads in Commack on Aug. 12.

Families who opposes to mandatory vaccination stick their
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Families opposed to mandatory vaccination stick their candlelights on a fence in front of Capitol Hill in Albany on Aug. 13, to protest a new law ending religious exemptions to New York school vaccination requirements.

Jack Flood practices the high jump while training
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Jack Flood practices the high jump while training for the 2020 Summer Olympic Decathlon at the Bayport-Blue Point High School track, on Aug. 10.

A woman tossing a fishing net into the
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman tosses a fishing net into the water while the sun is sets at Jones Beach Fishing Pier at Field 10 in Bellmore on Aug. 11.

Therapy dog Fiona will make history Wednesday when
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Therapy dog Fiona will make history Wednesday when the American Kennel Club announces her as the one millionth dog to be certified in its Canine Good Citizen program.

Maya Vega, 10, of Far Rockaway, looks and
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Maya Vega, 10, of Far Rockaway, looks and touches a crab as patients from NYC's Hospital for Special Surgery visit the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

A young kid enjoys a frozen treat at
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

A young kid enjoys a frozen treat at The Lemon Ice King of Corona.

After catching a blowfish in a net, Mike
Photo Credit: James Carbone

After catching a blowfish in a net, Mike Ceriello, of Holbrook, shows his son Christian, 3, the blowfish for the first time at the Blue Point fishing dock on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. They released the blowfish back to the water afterward.

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Patrice Silvestri shows Matthew
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Patrice Silvestri shows Matthew Cordano, 6, of Holbrook, a Suffolk Sheriff's Department ATV during the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office National Night Out event in Ridge on Aug. 6, 2019

Sheila Friedman exits a federal courthouse in Brooklyn
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Sheila Friedman exits a federal courthouse in Brooklyn after she plead guilty to mailing anonymous threatening letters containing black powder, rat feces and metal shavings to individuals who had sued the defendant to recover rental deposits she had stolen for a property in West Hampton Dunes, Long Island, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

Bakul Matalia and his wife, Nutan, recite Namokar
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Bakul Matalia and his wife, Nutan, recite Namokar mantras at Jain Temple of New York in New Hyde Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. They commute all the way from their Sayville home to worship at the temple.

Children's musician Laurie Berkner poses for a photo
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Children's musician Laurie Berkner poses for a photo with campers at Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island in Wheatley Heights, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The camp is the world's first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge.

Members of Delrawn Small's family and activists shout
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of Delrawn Small's family and activists shout at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire NYPD Police Officer Wayne Isaacs for the killing of Small, as well as Officer Daniel Pantaleo and all other officers who were responsible for misconduct in the killing of Eric Garner, during a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2019. 

Scarlett Esposito, 10, of Smithtown, laughs as she
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Scarlett Esposito, 10, of Smithtown, laughs as she is buried in the sand by her little sister Adelaide Hereen, 4, as they play at Long Beach in St. James, Aug. 8, 2019.

Elizabeth Gulotta, surrounded by her children, reacts as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Elizabeth Gulotta, surrounded by her children, reacts as the casket for her husband, former Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulotta, leaves Sacred Heart R.C. Church after the funeral mass on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in North Merrick.

A man fishes from a kayak while out
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

A man fishes from a kayak while out on Mill Pond in Sayville, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2019.

A woman sitting on a bench hidden from
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman sitting on a bench hidden from the direct sun on the part of the boardwalk bridging the dunes in Long Beach, Friday Aug. 9, 2019.

Members of the Selden Mosque celebrate a Muslim
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Members of the Selden Mosque celebrate a Muslim holiday at the Percy Raynor Memorial Park in Centereach on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

Cristina Toscano (center), owner of Mommy Moves, leads
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Cristina Toscano (center), owner of Mommy Moves, leads a group of moms during a flash mob dance at Jones Beach, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The moms joined others worldwide to participate in the annual "Big Latch On" event to promote and support breastfeeding.

Sheila Friedman hides her face as she is
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Sheila Friedman hides her face as she is wheeled out of a federal courthouse in Brooklyn after pleading guilty to mailing anonymous threatening letters containing black powder, rat feces and metal shavings to individuals who had sued the defendant to recover rental deposits she had stolen for a property in West Hampton Dunes, Long Island, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2018

Baci, a bull terrier owned by Alisha Hagen
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Baci, a bull terrier owned by Alisha Hagen of Manorville, plays with a ball Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. 

Cohen Children's Medical Center Pediatric Dental Residency Program
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Cohen Children's Medical Center Pediatric Dental Residency Program Director, Dr. Joseph Brofsky, takes a bow for the cameras as he demonstrates his rehab progress after an injury left him paralyzed while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Brofsky was transferred to North Shore University Hospital where neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Lefkowitz performed his surgery.

Jon Allen of Coram brings his kayak to
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Jon Allen of Coram brings his kayak to shore in the waters of Stony Brook Harbor with his Chocolate Lab "Chelsea" on  Aug. 8, 2019

Alix Cardenas, 4, of Lynbrook, creates her own
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Alix Cardenas, 4, of Lynbrook, creates her own mash-up coin bank at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

Seacliff resident Valerie Fields, daughter of airman Curtis
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Seacliff resident Valerie Fields, daughter of airman Curtis Field, formerly from Melville, stands with her friend Julie Kraemer, of Atlanta, while honoring her father who passed away after going on the trip to Washington D.C. with the other members of the Honor Flight Long Island, during a reunion at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale Saturday Aug. 10, 2019 to celebrate our local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans. 

People participate in a vigil in Brentwood in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

People participate in a vigil in Brentwood in support of victims who are being terrorized by acts of hate in communities of color, Aug. 7, 2019.

A tree lays on top of a car
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A tree lays on top of a car on Maple Place as severe weather moved through the area leaving damage throughout the Weest Hempstead neighborhood on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

HTC employee Eric Christophersen watering the areas of
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

HTC employee Eric Christophersen watering the areas of Meadowbrook Parkway and Loop Parkway where construction had been completed and grass seed with now small trees have been planted Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. HTC is a landscaping facility in East Northport.

Ward Melville baseball coach Lou Petrucci, left, and
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Ward Melville baseball coach Lou Petrucci, left, and Patchogue Medford High School baseball coach Anthony Frascogna playfully box outside Newsday's headquarters in Melville after the pair took part in a podcast interview with Newsday sports writer Gregg Sarra on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

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

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

Lightning in the clouds photographed from Eisenhower Park
Photo Credit: Howard Simmons

Lightning in the clouds photographed from Eisenhower Park.

Marty the robot spill detector makes routine checks
Photo Credit: Morgan Campbell

Marty the robot spill detector makes routine checks around the Deer Park Stop & Shop Store on Aug. 1. Stop & Shop has put robots in 31 stores on Long Island. They identify spills and then alert staffers to come clean the spills.The robots make 12 checks a day around the store.

A Fawn poses for a picture on the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A fawn poses for a picture on the off-ramp of the LIE at Exit 62 in Holtsville on Aug. 4.

The Feast of St. Rocco is an annual
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

The Feast of St. Rocco is an annual festival held every year in Glen Cove. The procession of the statue of St. Rocco following the Sunday Mass goes through the neighborhood. Many people took part in the St. Rocco Mass.

Valley Stream residents Richard Vega playing shuffleboard with
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Valley Stream residents Richard Vega plays shuffleboard with son Liam, 6, in the evening hours at Jones Beach July 27. Jones Beach is celebrating its 90th birthday this year.

Boradway's Rock of Ages performer and former American
Photo Credit: Morgan Campbell

Broadway's "Rock of Ages" performer and former "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis sings at the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts on their festival stage in Wheatley Heights on Friday. The camp holds daily performances there with guests ranging from poets, instrumentalists, dancers, camp alumni, and campers.

Sophia Bartley, 6, of Deer Park, greets a
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Sophia Bartley, 6, of Deer Park, greets a shepherd collie mix puppy after adopting him with her mother, Katie, and father Brian, not pictured, from the North Shore Animal League DOGust event in Farmingdale on Aug. 1. "He will be filling a void in our family after we lost our 13-year-old shepherd collie mix earlier in the year." Brian Bartley said.

Oregon Middle School student Ella McCann, 12, demonstates
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Oregon Middle School student Ella McCann, 12, demonstrates her project to Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine at the Suffolk County Water Authority in Hauppauge on July 31.

The Feast of St. Rocco is an annual
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

The Feast of St. Rocco is an annual festival held every year in Glen Cove. The procession of the statue of St. Rocco after the Sunday Mass went through the neighborhood. Volunteers get the statue ready for its debut and then carry it out to the front of the church.

MTA worker directs commuters around a sign that
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

MTA worker directs commuters around a sign that partially fell from the ceiling in the pathway that connects the 4,5,6 and 7 train in Manhattan during the beginning of the evening rush at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Special guest Danni Christian, and Johnny Nale not
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Special guest Danni Christian, center, and Johnny Nale, not seen, are the first act before the Aerosmith tribute the band Last Child with a packed house at the Boardwalk Bandshell at Jones Beach on July 27. Jones Beach celebrates its 90th birthday this year.

A boy enjoying the water park at Jones
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A boy enjoys the water park at Jones Beach on July 27.

White Plains resident Kayla Andrade washing sand and
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

White Plains resident Kayla Andrade washes sand and seawater out of her hair at the outdoor shower at Jones Beach on July 27.

A summer Lightning storm lights up the sky
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

A summer lightning storm lights up the sky over Stony Brook Harbor on the evening of Aug. 3.

West Meadow Beach lifeguard Lorenzo Jordan cools off
Photo Credit: Morgan Campbell

West Meadow Beach lifeguard Lorenzo Jordan cools off in the beach shower on July 31 in Stony Brook.

Melissa Lopez, and her daughter Lilliana, 3, found
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Melissa Lopez, and her daughter Lilliana, 3, found a shady spot to sit and read together on a summer afternoon at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on July 25. They found the book they were reading, "Night of the Ninjas" in the park's free library. The pair, who live in Seattle and were visiting family in Miller Place, often read together.

Jacob Mariner, 9, cools down in the spray
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Jacob Mariner, 9, cools down at the spray park at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport during extreme heat and humidity on July 30.

Swimmer at West Meadow Beach on Wednesday in
Photo Credit: Morgan Campbell

A swimmer at West Meadow Beach on July 31 in Stony Brook.

Avery Demayo, 9, receives a Nintendo DS she
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Avery Demayo, 9, receives a Nintendo DS she received from Santa Claus at Stony Brook University Children's Hospital on July 29. Demayo's mother said her daughter was hospitalized after a severe case of mono, but was feeling better and expected to be released from the hospital today. Suffolk County correction officers hosted Christmas in July at the hospital where they delivered toys to the children. Avery's mother, Alexis, is seen, center. The family was visiting from Florida.

Spencer Siegel, 4, stays cool inside the ball
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Spencer Siegel, 4, stays cool inside the ball pit at Coleman Country Day Camp in Merrick on July 26.

West Meadow Beach lifeguard Daniel Santangelo surveils the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Morgan Campbell

West Meadow Beach lifeguard Daniel Santangelo surveils the beach on July 28 in Stony Brook.

North Brunswick, NJ residents Aliel Botello, 7, and
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

North Brunswick, N.J., residents Aliel Botello, 7, and sister Aylin, 4, enjoying the obstacle apparatuses on the playground at Jones Beach July 27. Jones Beach celebrates 90th birthday this year.

New York City firefighter Jesus Sanchez of Ladder
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

New York City firefighter Jesus Sanchez of Ladder 176 cools off after battling a two-alarm fire in Brownsville, Brooklyn, July 30. Temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was up there as well.

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