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.
Facility executive director Kathy O'Keefe gets a kiss from a llama at the nature farm at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center facility in Brentwood on Sept. 26.
Dave Stuart, of Centereach, tries his fishing skills in the waters off Stony Brook on Sept. 17.
A paddle boarder makes his way through the waters off Stony Brook on Sept. 17.
Mourners gather at Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside on Sept. 28 for Khaseen Morris' funeral service.
Keyanna Morris is comforted during funeral services for her youngest brother, Khaseen Morris, at Towers Funeral Home in Oceanside on Sept. 28. The 16 year-old high school student was fatally stabbed on Sept. 16.
Sixteen-month-old Emily Gosek, of Copiague, is enthralled by apples during an apple picking outing with her mother and brother at Hayden's Farm in Wading River on Sept. 21.
Keyanna Morris speaks about her brother Khaseen Morris who was fatally stabbed on Sept. 17 in Oceanside.
With her attorney, John Ray, at her side, Amanda Byrnes, the former girlfriend of Met's 1986 World Series hero Wally Backman, now manager of the Long Island Ducks, speaks to reporters at the office of her attorney in Miller Place on Sept. 24. Byrnes is suing Backman and the Ducks team for sexual abuse and harassment. Backman was arrested and is currently facing criminal charges in Riverhead. Stephen Civardi, Backman's Freeport-based defense attorney has said "He did not commit any of the acts included in the complaint. Not one of the allegations is remotely true."
Bishop J. Raymond Megalos Mackey I , executive director of H.E.V.N., and pastor of Tabernacle of Joy Church in Uniondale center, joined several dozen community activists and faith leaders organized by the H.E.V.N. Coalition's Roosevelt Cluster, (Help End Violence Now), chanting "Stop the Violence! Keep The Peace!" as police escorted them safely down Nassau Road in Roosevelt Sept. 28. The group marched in an appeal for peace in the wake of recent violence, including the murder of 16-year-old Oceanside High School student Khaseen Morris.
Keyanna Morris, center, her aunt Kameel Gayle, left, and brother Khaleem Morris, right, mourn their brother and nephew, Oceanside teenager Khaseen Morris, 16, during a vigil in front of the strip mall where he was killed on Brower Avenue in Oceanside on Sept. 18
Shineye Wright, of Mastic, chants with her sign as Long Islanders for Gun Safety, Together We Will Long Island, along with anti-gun violence groups and social justice activists demand that The Inn at New Hyde Park cease renting their venue to, "The Nassau County Friends of the NRA," on Sept. 19.
Members of the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), their supporters, and others call for regime change in Iran during a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza during the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan on Sept. 24. The Iranian regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and its President Hassan Rouhani do not represent the Iranian people, according to OIAC.
Joel Kaplan, right, with juror David Koenig after the guilty verdict on Rahmel Watkins at Nassau County Court in Mineola on Sept. 24. Elisheva Kaplan, Joel Kaplan's daughter, and her fiance, Yisroel Levin, were killed in a 2018 crash in Inwood just days after announcing their wedding plans. Watkins was found guilty of felony charges of criminally negligent homicide and assault, along with misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
Jessica Posillico, left, of East Islip, participates in the "Mindful Pintfull" Meditation Class hosted by "Beer Fit Club" and held at Six Harbors Brewing Co. in Huntington on the evening of Sept. 17. On the right, Beer Fit Club founder and CEO Sophia Del Gigante takes a photo of the class. Beer Fit Club travels to various breweries around Long Island hosting yoga and meditation classes that incorporate beer into their exercises.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney and former New York City mayor, walks off a stage after addressing members of the Organization of American Communities (OAC), their supporters, and others during a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza during the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan on Sept. 24. The OAC is calling for a regime change in Iran and says that Iranian regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and its President Hassan Rouhani do not represent the Iranian people.
Friends gather at the scene on Sept. 17 where Khaseen Morris was fatally stabbed in Oceanside.
Antonio Martinez, of Mastic Beach, lifts his son Aiden, 4, to pick an apple at Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue on Sept. 21.
Jacob Peralta accompanies his parents to their naturalization ceremony celebration during Constitution and Citizenship Day at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay on Sept. 17.
Copiague resident Carolina Peralta, a recent naturalized citizen, shares the American flag with her son, Jacob, during the annual naturalization ceremony in celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay on Sept. 17.
Miriam Espinal, 38, of Glen Cove, holds a photo of her deceased husband Roger Espinal at her home Sept. 27. Espinal says her LIRR co-workers donated 67 vacation days to her so she could care for her husband who had 9/11-related glioblastoma.
Douglas Grimmett, 12, acting sheriff for the day, gets a handle on the sheriff's motorcycle at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office in Riverhead on Sept. 24. Douglas is a two-time cancer survivor from Eastport.
Sehila Molina, of Hempstead, lounges in a hammock with her daughter Katy, 1, as they enjoy the weather at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 24.
Khaleem Morris, in tie-dye shirt on right, stands with friends and family on Sept. 18 as they mourn his brother Khaseen Morris, 16, during a vigil in front of the strip mall where he was killed on Brower Avenue in Oceanside.
Eva Delesia, of Great River, looks on as her daughter Julia, 2, receives a poodle balloon from Diane Pedroza, far left, as "Cuddles the Clown" Galit Yeffet, second from left, and Julia's sister, Mila, 4, looks on with her balloon at the West Islip Craft Fair on Sept. 22.
NYS Trooper Kristen Erario salutes the colors being presented during the start of the annual naturalization ceremony in celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay on Sept. 17.
Ida Genna-Scaduto celebrates for 106th birthday with her daughter Josephine Miller, left, and sister-in-law Joanne Scaturro, right, and other family members by her side as she is honored by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen at the Baldwin Senior Center on Sept. 24 in Baldwin.
Douglas Grimmett, 12, acting sheriff for the day, greets officers at the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office in Riverhead on Sept. 24. Douglas is a two-time cancer survivor from Eastport.
Max, a 2-year-old goldendoodle, chases bubbles blown by Joe Bordone of Rockville Centre at Hempstead Lake State Park on Sept. 29.
Suffolk County Park Ranger Paul Barbato, with a rescued deer which became entrapped in an iron fence in front of a home on Timber Croft Way in Smithtown on Sept. 26. With the help of Suffolk County police emergency service officers and Fourth Precinct officers, they were able to safely remove the deer and didn't suspect the deer suffered any injuries. After rescuing the animal, police left a blanket on the grass where the deer sat.
One World Trade Center towers above the lower Manhattan skyline as seen from the eighth floor of the Brooklyn Nets HSS Training Center, where Rodions Kurucs works on shots near the end of team practice on Sept. 29.
People get some sun at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on Sept. 28, as unseasonably warm temperatures continue.
Todd Gleason, of Island Park, crane operator during 9/11, attends the Town of Hempstead Sept. 11 memorial Service on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Ray Ellmer, of the Long Beach Fire Department, looks for the name of his friend, Michael Kiefer, of the FDNY, at the Town of Hempstead 9/11 Memorial on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Flowers and flags are left for those killed on 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on the 18th anniversary of the attack.
Reignwolf performs at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Sept. 15.
Gianna Titone does an etching at the Town of Hempstead 9/11 Memorial Service on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Darriell Morning, center, helps build the Wheatley Heights home she will live in with her mom Judy, and her brother Travis, on Sept. 10. Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, gathered local CEOs, top executives and their employees, along with other volunteers, to build the home, their 200th through the CEO Build program.
Lauren Volz-Zuvich, of Long Beach, at the shoreline with a white carnation after the Town of Hempstead 9/11 Memorial Service on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Families attend the Town of Hempstead 9/11 Memorial Service on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Brianna Simpkins, 16, plays with her nephew, Jameek Darnell Simpkins Jr., 2 , while baby-sitting him in Brentwood, on Sept. 12.
Families throw carnations at a steel beam from the World Trade Center at the Town of Hempstead 9/11 Memorial Service on Sept. 11 in Point Lookout.
Diana Bravo, of Ronkonkoma, holds her 16-month-old nephew, Anthony, as they look at a llama at the Holtsville Ecology Site on Sept. 15.
The Who performs at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on the evening of Sept. 15.
Annmarie Sutton, of Lindenhurst, listens to the names of those lost on 9/11 with her son, Thomas, 16, during the Town of Islip September 11th memorial services on Sept. 11.
Michelle DeLeon, 11, is among the students who helped unload boxes of school supplies from a school bus outside Loretta Park Elementary School in Brentwood on Sept. 11. It was United Way of Long Island's Annual Stuff-A-Bus program, which helps deliver school supplies to needy families.
Jim Guariglia, of Islip, remembers friends Timothy and Thomas Haskell, who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, during the Town of Islip September 11th memorial services, on Sept. 11.
A scene from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center.
Relatives and friends at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum for a ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.
Connie Dray holds a picture of her cousin, Mary Lou Hague, of Vienna, West Virginia, who worked as a financial analyst on the 89th floor of the South Tower and died on 9/11. Dray was at the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of the attacks in Manhattan on Sept. 11.
The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman, by honoring the poet with a new stamp in its Literary Arts series, on Sept. 12 at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo watches as thousands of oysters are deposited into the Hudson River at Pier 26 in Manhattan on Sept 14. The event is part of a multimillion-dollar plan to repopulate oysters in the Hudson after years of declining numbers.
Jeff Kruska in his office at Hempstead Town Hall, on Sept. 13. Known as the "DJ Jazzy Jeff" of the Hempstead Town government, longtime town employee Jeff Kruska divides his time between overseeing a crew of 18 laborers and curating the music that plays outside town hall.
Rosemarie Cain, remembers her son George Cain, of Ladder 7, who was killed on 9/11, on the 18th anniversary of the attack.
Steven DeMaio of Hauppauge basks in the sun at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Sept. 11.
Phil Alvarez with his mom Aida, the brother and mother of former NYPD detective, Luis Alvarez, along with other family members, stand with members of the community during a candlelight ceremony at the Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside to honor Alvarez on Sept. 13.
Men on horseback walk near the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as the ceremony commemorating the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was taking place inside.
Maurine Pressler puts a candle on the wall for her brother-in-law, Ronald Kirwin, FDNY Squad 288 and Levittown Fire Department chief, as she and other family members gather at the Nassau County 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 9.
Members of the Independent Drivers Guild rally on the steps of City Hall before the New York City Council Committee on Transportation hold an oversight hearing regarding the Taxi and Limousine Commission's for-hire vehicle policies on Sept. 10.
2. RAFAEL NADAL
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves against Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, in the men's semifinals at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 6.
Jennifer Zamor says goodbye to her daughter, Sanaya, 9, as she heads into Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School in Amityville for her first day of fifth grade on Sept. 3.
The Tribute in Light is tested before the upcoming 9/11 anniversary in this view of lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
An apprehensive Ava Hamilton, 4, from East Patchogue, sits with her mom, Tynesha Hamilton, during a visitor's day program at the South Haven Early Childhood Center in Brookhaven on Sept. 3. The formerly vacant school house will now house about 75 preschoolers.
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the men's final of the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Sept. 8.
Roger Bloom, assistant superintendent, takes a selfie with Westbury Middle School students as they arrive at the Nassau Community College Annex for the first day of school on Sept. 3 in Garden City.
Noa Winchester, 3, from Patchogue, left, meets a new classmate Adriana Grady, 4, from East Patchogue, as mom, Lori, and brother Sean, 5, look on during a visitor's day program at the South Haven Early Childhood Center in Brookhaven on Sept. 3.
Nassau police officers on hand to wish Highway Patrol Officer George Day well as he leaves St. Charles Rehabilitation Center in Port Jefferson recovering from multiple fractures and a collapsed lung since being struck in July by a hit-and-run driver while on duty.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after defeating Serena Williams of America in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 in the Women's Final at the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Sept. 7.
Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, hits a slice backhand during his men's semifinals match against Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the first set at the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Sept. 6.
Jalani Fenner, 6, of Roosevelt, gets a haircut from barber Ernest Burns during the second annual "Back to School in Style" event at Q's Quality Cutz in Baldwin, on Sept. 1.
A surfer enjoys the morning light on some aggressive waves at Lido Beach on Sept. 7.
Rain flows down a storm drain on South Emerson Avenue in Montauk on Sept. 6 during a downpour from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.
Lucy Deslauries, second place finisher, clears a fence at the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show on Sept. 1.
A man rides an electric scooter in Montauk on Sept. 6 during a downpour from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.
Jeff Kempf, West Islip Fire Department captain, with a dog he rescued from a fire on the second floor of a boat business in Babylon on Sept. 3. Three boats also caught fire.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, raises his arms in victory after winning against Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, in the men's semifinals at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 6.
Participants at the annual J'ouvert festival in Brooklyn, which takes place at daybreak, on Sept. 2.
The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, hosts the "Tanker Foes," where World War II Allied and replica enemy armored tanks and trucks operate in the field.
St. Anthony's Robert McGee and Wayne Brooks, of Franklin, lose their helmets during the first half of their season opener in South Huntington on Sept. 7.
Serena Williams struggles against Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the second set of the women's final at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 7.
Cleanup underway on Drayton Avenue in Manorville on Sept. 2, where a possible tornado touched down.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was in Serena Williams' box during Williams' match against Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the women's final at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 7.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a forehand against Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, in the men's semifinals at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 6.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds the winning trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in the men's final of the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 8.
Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, serves during the men's semifinals match against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 6.
The West Indian American Day Parade on Sept. 2 was a soggy affair as rain poured on revelers, but didn't dampen spirits.
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams during the women's final at the U.S. Open in Flushing on Sept. 7.
Fishermen cast off the jetties by Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays as winds pick up from Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6.
John Scott prepares to bait his hook while spending a leisurely afternoon fishing from the dock at Setauket Harbor on Sept. 5. Scott, 65, who used to live in Setauket, but now lives in Bellport, thought he would try out the fishing after visiting the nearby Setauket Post Office where he still keeps a mail box.