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Top photos from around LI from May 2021

Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of Long Island. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the sky during today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Monday May 31, 2021...

Army veteran John Kelly holds a flag at
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Army veteran John Kelly holds a flag at a Memorial Day ceremony at Smithtown town hall on May 31, 2021.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the sky during today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Monday May 31, 2021..

Members of the Gordon Heights Fire Department look
Credit: Barry Sloan

Members of the Gordon Heights Fire Department look on during the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Bartlett Pond Park in Middle Island Monday, May 31, 2021.

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The US Air Force Thunderbirds take to the sky during today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Monday May 31, 2021..

Scenes at today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Scenes at today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Monday May 31, 2021..

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute in during today's Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Monday May 31, 2021..

Kiyann Davis, 4, and her cousin Caleigh Joe
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Kiyann Davis, 4, and her cousin Caleigh Joe Davis, 4, both of Freeport, wave American flags at Long Island's largest Memorial Day parade of firefighters and first responders, Monday, May 31, 2021 in Freeport, N.Y. in front of the Freeport Memorial Library,

Vietnam veteran Richard Garcia of Massapequa, paying his
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Vietnam veteran Richard Garcia of Massapequa, paying his respects on Memorial Day at Long Island National Cemetery, May 31, 2021 in Farmingdale, N.Y. His wife's cousin Miguel Angel Vale was killed during basic training in 1966.

WWII and Korean War veteran Albert Klipfel, 95,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

WWII and Korean War veteran Albert Klipfel, 95, right, and Vietnam era Airforce veteran Steven Latus, left, both of Freeport, at Long Island's largest Memorial Day parade of firefighters and first responders, Monday, May 31, 2021 in Freeport, N.Y. in front of the Freeport Memorial Library,

Nassau Police Officer Emanuel Anglaid with his K9
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Police Officer Emanuel Anglaid with his K9 Codi who graduated today at a ceremony at Eisenhower Park on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in East Meadow.

Beachgoers as the wait for the airshow to
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Beachgoers as the wait for the airshow to begin at Jones Beach, Monday May 31,2021

Army 101 Airborne veteran Bob Gerard of Hicksville,
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Army 101 Airborne veteran Bob Gerard of Hicksville, paying his respects on Memorial Day at Long Island National Cemetery, May 31, 2021 in Farmingdale, N.Y. Gerard's childhood friend Micky James Johns of Levittown, a Marine, was killed at age 19 in Vietnam on September 20, 1966.

Lifeguards Bobby Smith and Barbara Cronin keep watch
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Lifeguards Bobby Smith and Barbara Cronin keep watch in the rain at Jones Beach in Wantagh on Sunday, May 30.

United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot Maj. Ian
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot Maj. Ian Lee speaks to the media after landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Hangar E, on May 27 ahead of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park.

Physicians Assistant Master's recipient Kitman Ho hugs fellow
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Physicians Assistant Master's recipient Kitman Ho hugs fellow graduate Cindy Lam at LaValle Stadium at 61st annual commencement ceremony at Stony Brook University on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder gives out
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder gives out soccer balls and footballs to Dominique Anthoni during the Nassau County Police Department Mobile Open House at Washington Avenue Elementary School on May 26 in Roosevelt.

World War II veteran Sam Lukas recieves a
Credit: Morgan Campbell

World War II veteran Sam Lukas recieves a citation from Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell recognizing his service at a his 103rd birthday party at his home in Westbury on Saturday, May 29, 2021. His daughters Laura Sisti, left, and Gloria Bonsera stand beside him.

Congressmen Thomas Suozzi, upper right, and Andrew Garbarino,
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Congressmen Thomas Suozzi, upper right, and Andrew Garbarino, left, with Steve Gentile, owner of Adventureland, ride the swings at Adventureland on May 26 after discussing a new bill to close a loophole in the federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, or SVOG, which excludes help for amusement parks.

Graduate Katherine Hernandez recieves her diploma from Director
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Graduate Katherine Hernandez recieves her diploma from Director of Athletics Tom Azzara at Farmingdale State College Car-mencement ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

People walking in Downtown Port Jefferson on Saturday,
Credit: Morgan Campbell

People walking in Downtown Port Jefferson on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at Long Island MacArthur Airport on May 27 ahead of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park.

Ken Kroll of Crab Meadow docks his boat
Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman

Ken Kroll, of Crab Meadow, docks his boat in Northport on May 27.

Employees on the boardwalk at Jones Beach in
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Employees on the boardwalk at Jones Beach in Wantagh on Sunday, May 30.

Parents rally to unmask all children in schools
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Parents rally to unmask all children in schools and camps outside the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building on May 26 in Mineola.

Graduates line up to cross the stage during
Credit: Barry Sloan

Graduates line up to cross the stage during the Baccalaureate Commencement at Hofstra University in Hempstead on May 24.

Alexis Hughes of Nigeria, 22, right, hugs her
Credit: Barry Sloan

Alexis Hughes, of Nigeria, 22, right, hugs her friend and fellow graduate, Makena Kinyua, of Kenya, 22, during the Baccalaureate Commencement at Hofstra University in Hempstead on May 24.

Jeff Clyman, president of the American Air Power
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Jeff Clyman, president of the American Air Power Museum, in front of a Curtiss P40M Warhawk on May 24. He said the museum will be participants in the Memorial Day weekend Bethpage Air Show.

Filipino grandma Leonora Sangalang is a TikTok/Instagram star.
Credit: Howard Simmons

Leonora Sangalang, who became a TikTok and Instagram star, dances in her kitchen with her grandson Jeffrey Juarez in East Meadow on May 24.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios
Credit: Corey Sipkin

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos, Stavros and Anna, listen as NYPD union leader Pat Lynch holds a press conference on May 25 after the arraignment of Jessica Beauvais, who is indicted for the killing of the officer in a fatal hit-and-run.

Jessica Beauvais bows her head at her arraignment
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Jessica Beauvais bows her head at her arraignment as she is indicted in Queens Criminal Court on May 25 for the killing of a NYPD officer in a fatal hit-and-run.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios
Credit: Corey Sipkin

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos, Stavros and Anna, listen during the arraignment of Jessica Beauvais, who is indicted in Queens Criminal Court for the killing of the officer in a fatal hit-and-run crash, on May 25.

Beachgoers at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, May
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Beachgoers at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays on May 23.

Luke Bujnowski, 5, left, of Holbrook, cools off
Credit: James Carbone

Luke Bujnowski, 5, left, of Holbrook, cools off with his friend Aidan Stevens, 7, also of Holbrook, at Smith Point Beach in Shirley on May 23.

Beachgoers at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays, May
Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Beachgoers at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays on May 23.

Nick Gesslein, of Patchogue, looks on as his
Credit: James Carbone

Nick Gesslein, of Patchogue, looks on as his son Zach, 8, surfs at Smith Point Beach in Shirley on May 23.

A graduate raises her fist in the air
Credit: Barry Sloan

A graduate raises her fist in the air during the Baccalaureate Commencement at Hofstra University in Hempstead on May 24.

Crowds of supporters rally in front of Rep.
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Crowds of supporters gather in front of Rep. Kathleen Rice's office in Garden City for a pro-Palestinian rally.

Crowds of supporters rally in front of Rep.
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Crowds of supporters gather in front of Rep. Kathleen Rice's office in Garden City for a pro-Palestinian rally.

Rally in Great Neck in support of Israel
Credit: Newsday/Howard Simmons

A rally in Great Neck was held in support of Israel and against anti-Semitism on May 23.

Rally in Great Neck in support of Israel
Credit: Newsday/Howard Simmons

A rally in Great Neck was held in support of Israel and against anti-Semitism on May 23.

Crowds at Smith Point Beach in Shirley on
Credit: James Carbone

Crowds at Smith Point Beach in Shirley on May 23.

Suzanne Ament shares a moment with Dante after
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suzanne Ament with Dante after practicing for a dressage competition at Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Lloyd Harbor this month.

Suzanne Ament praising her horse after their workout
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suzanne Ament praises her horse after their workout at the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Lloyd Harbor on May 20. Ament, a blind dressage competitor, participated in a show that weekend.

Suzanne Ament, a blind dressage competitor, listens to
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suzanne Ament, a blind dressage competitor, listens to the letters being called out to direct her to the right location in advance of a horse show at the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Lloyd Harbor.

Suzanne Ament on her horse getting instructions from
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suzanne Ament on her horse gets instructions from Para Equestrian Athletic trainer Anna Belo O'Brien while preparing for a competition at the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Lloyd Harbor on May 20.

Suzanne Ament, a blind dressage competitor, practices Thursday
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suzanne Ament, a blind dressage competitor, practices Thursday in advance of a horse show at the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center in Lloyd Harbor.

Joysella & Julius Pearse talking to media about
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Joysetta and Julius Pearse talk about their emotions after Nassau County Executive Laura Curran renamed the African American Museum of Nassau County in Hempstead to the Joysetta & Julius and Pearse African American Museum of Nassau County on May 18.

Debbie Obrisky hugs police medic David Reed who
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Debbie Obrisky hugs police medic David Reed, who saved her husband, Walter Obrisky. The medic and resident were reunited in a ceremony in the parking lot behind Nassau County Police Headquarters in Mineola on May 19.

 

 

Michael Dowling, President and CEO of North Shore
Credit: Chris Ware

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling attends the final beam raising of the new Petrocelli Advanced Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on May 20.

Children play in a playground at the Bellport
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Children play in a playground at the Bellport Marina on May 15.

Molloy graduates and family members watch from their
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Molloy College graduates' family members watch from cars during the graduation ceremony that was transmitted on giant screens outside the college's Madison Theatre on May 18 in Rockville Centre.

Molloy graduates and family members watch from their
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Molloy College graduates and family members watch from their cars during the graduation ceremony that was transmitted on giant screens outside the college's Madison Theatre on May 18 in Rockville Centre.

Daniel Fletcher of East Moriches has a proud,
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Daniel Fletcher, of East Moriches, has a proud, tearful moment as the crowd appaulds his success in the Special Olympics during at a press conference in Smithtown on May 18, announcing a bill designating March 21 as Down syndrome awareness day in Suffolk County.

Senior Aviculturist Maggie Seiler, holds Ginger the penguin
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Senior Aviculturist Maggie Seiler holds Ginger the penguin at the Penguin Experience at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on May 16.

Matt Ricetti of Plainview plays his guitar at
Credit: Barry Sloan

Matt Ricetti, of Plainview, plays his guitar at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on May 17.

Ruby Engel, 3, of Long Beach, waves the
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Ruby Engel, 3, of Long Beach, waves a Pride flag with her mom, Rachel Engel, on the boardwalk at Riptides on May 16.

Carol Murphy 29 of Freeport, a trapeze instructor
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Carol Murphy, 29, of Freeport, a trapeze instructor for I Fly Trapeze, practices on aerial straps with an assist from Alex Rothstein, 29, of Baldwin, at Eisenhower Park on May 16.

Hannah Conrad, paddle boards with her 6 year
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Hannah Conrad, paddleboards with her daughter Abby, 6, along the shores of Stony Brook Harbor on May 16.

Men play cricket on the lawn at Eisenhower
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Men play cricket on the lawn at Eisenhower Park on May 16.

Stop Asian hate rally in Syosset after school
Credit: Howard Simmons

People rally against attacks on Asian Americans on May 16 in Syosset, after the Syosset Central School District said it was investigating an allegation of racial harassment in a middle school.

Stop Asian hate rally in Syosset after school
Credit: Howard Simmons

People rally against attacks on Asian Americans on May 16 in Syosset, after the Syosset Central School District said it was investigating an allegation of racial harassment in a middle school.

Stop Asian hate rally in Syosset after school
Credit: Howard Simmons

People rally against attacks on Asian Americans on May 16 in Syosset, after the Syosset Central School District said it was investigating an allegation of racial harassment in a middle school.

Senior Aviculturist Maggie Seiler, holds Ginger the penguin
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Senior Aviculturist Maggie Seiler holds Ginger the penguin, after Tony Passafiume, of Yonkers, and his fiance Kayla Pardo, of Bronx, got engaged at the Penguin Experience at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead on May 16.

Suzi and Dov Klein, of Lawrence, attend a
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Suzi and Dov Klein, of Lawrence, attend a gathering to support recent attack victim, Joseph Borgen, in Cedarhurst, on May 27. Borgen and other key speakers addressed anti-Semitic incidents and encouraged the Jewish community to not stay silent during this time.

Parents rally to unmask all children in schools
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Parents rally to unmask all children in schools and camps outside the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building on May 26 in Mineola.

Owner Thomas Francis holds pitchers of Margaritas during
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Owner Thomas Francis holds pitchers of margaritas during the unveiling of the new Long Island Taco and Tequila Experience airstream trailer that can be rented out, shown at a preview party in South Setauket on May 4.

Judge William Condon, looks at a picture of
Credit: James Carbone

Judge William Condon looks at a picture of evidence shown by Suffolk County police homicide detective Michael Ronca at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on May 12.

Betsy Rodriguez of Westbury, talks about how the
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Betsy Rodriguez, of Westbury, talks about how social distancing affected the social skills of her 2-year-old Estelle, on May 14 in East Meadow.

More than 40 dogs rescued from the midwest
Credit: Danielle Silverman

More than 40 dogs rescued from the midwest in a collaboration between National Mill Dog Rescue and North Shore Animal League America arrived in Port Washington on May 15.

Retired NYPD detective Joe Love Valvana, 67, of
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Retired NYPD detective Joe Love Valvana, 67, of Commack, gives blood in honor of his friend Police Officer Glen Ciano, at the Commack Fire Department on May 15.

Three year old Logan Chavarria plays at the
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Logan Chavarria, 3, plays at the Kiddie Clubhouse in Syosset on May 13.

Eli Reich, 2, has a rare genetic disorder.
Credit: Howard Simmons

Eli Reich, 2, who has a rare genetic disorder, is pictured with mom Ilissa in Port Washington on May 14.

Howard Reynolds, 21, of Middle Island, reads a
Credit: James Carbone

Howard Reynolds, 21, of Middle Island, reads a book at the Upper Lake in Yaphank as a man fishes in the background on Tuesday.

A Queens teen receives her first COVID-19 vaccine
Credit: Danielle Silverman

After the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents 12 to 15 years old, Sydney Glover, 13, of South Ozone Park, Queens, gets vaccinated by Dr. Sophia Jan, Chief of General Pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center on May 8.

After the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization
Credit: Danielle Silverman

After the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents 12 to 15 years old, Brendan Lo, 13, of Great Neck, gets vaccinated at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park by Dr. Sophia Jan, Chief of General Pediatrics at Cohen Children's Medical Center on May 8.

Christine Zammit, 41, of Syosset, LI, who agreed
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Christine Zammit, 41, of Syosset, agreed to deliver her younger sister Katie Monte's baby through surrogacy. They're seen at Katz Women's Hospital at North Shore University Hospital on May 12 in Manhasset.

Recent college graduates from Long Island University.
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Seniors take part in the first in-person graduation held by any Long Island college or university this year at Bethpage Credit Union Stadium on the LIU campus in Brookville on May 13.

430 seniors take part in the first in-person
Credit: Howard Schnapp

430 seniors take part in the first in-person graduation held by any Long Island college or university this year at Bethpage Credit Union Stadium on the LIU campus in Brookville on May 13.

430 seniors take part in the first in-person
Credit: Howard Schnapp

430 seniors take part in the first in-person graduation held by any Long Island college or university this year at Bethpage Credit Union Stadium on the LIU campus in Brookville on May 13.

A NYPD officer Brian McGurran, is released from
Credit: Corey Sipkin

NYPD officer Brian McGurran is released from Kings County Hospital on May 13 in Brooklyn. His partner pushes the wheelchair.

Cameron Rothman, (green shorts) moves the ball through
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Cameron Rothman moves the ball during a game at the Roslyn Pines Swim & Tennis Club.

Trumpet player Thomas Manuel. Artists Kevin McEvoy will
Credit: Howard Simmons

Artists Kevin McEvoy will sketch trumpet player Thomas Manuel while he plays at The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook on May 1.

Nissequogue Mayor Richard Smith speaks during a ceremony
Credit: Barry Sloan

Nissequogue Mayor Richard Smith speaks during a ceremony in Smithtown on May 10, marking 80 years since Whisper the Bull was moved to its current location.

(l-r) Miles Weinstock (red) and Owen Smallowitz (all
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Miles Weinstock and Owen Smallowitz surround Cameron Rothman, holding the ball, with Mason Shulman, during their game on the court at the Roslyn Pines Swim & Tennis Club.

Marisa Reisinger of Queens goes for a run
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Marisa Reisinger, of Queens, goes for a run at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on May 10.

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Habilitation Specialist Wai
Credit: Barry Sloan

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Habilitation Specialist Wai Ng, left, works with Robert Bohard, of Middle Island, as they plant tomatoes at the FREEdom Gardens in Oakdale on May 12.

Jess Dato and Hazel, her dog she adopted
Credit: Chris Ware

Jess Dato and Hazel, her dog she adopted when the pandemic began, are shown in East Meadow on May 6.

Britney Nathan, of Uniondale, gets emotional as she
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Britney Nathan, of Uniondale, gets emotional as she listens to her mom talk about how proud she is of her, as she gets ready to receive her medical degree from Hofstra's School of Medicine on May 10.

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone shakes hands with
Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone shakes hands with Frank Boulton, CEO of Long Island Ducks, after a press conference at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip on May 6.

St. John the Baptist High School baseball pitcher
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

St. John the Baptist High School baseball pitcher Kyle Chase warms up in the bullpen before his game against Chaminade High School on May 6.

St. John the Baptist High School baseball pitcher
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

St. John the Baptist High School baseball pitcher Kyle Chase warms up in the bullpen before his game against Chaminade High School on May 6.

Diana Daus of Port Jefferson, embraces her daughter
Credit: James Carbone

Diana Daus, of Port Jefferson, embraces her daughter Grace Jos, 15, after she finished the Mother's Day Duathalon Race at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on May 9.

Samantha Payne, manager, is shown working at James
Credit: Chris Ware

Samantha Payne, manager, is shown working at James Cress Florist in Smithtown on May 7.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says goodbye
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says goodbye to her colleagues during her final walkout from Police Headquarters on May 7 in Yaphank.

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says goodbye
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says goodbye to her colleagues during her final walkout from Police Headquarters on May 7 in Yaphank.

Photo of a dome lighting ceremony at the
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Photo of a dome lighting ceremony at the Nassau County Legislative and Executive Building in Mineola on the evening of May 4. The dome was lit in the colors orange and green to highlight the plight of people in India suffering from COVID-19.

With the Fire Island Lighthouse as a backdrop,
Credit: Barry Sloan

With the Fire Island Lighthouse as a backdrop, a fisherman casts his line from the fishing pier at Captree State Park in Bay Shore on May 4.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos, Stavros and Anna, grieve during his funeral at Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn on May 4.

Nassau Police and firefighters from multiple departments respond
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Police and firefighters from multiple departments respond to a house fire on Washington Avenue on May 6 in Garden City.

Nassau Police and firefighters from multiple departments respond
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Police and firefighters from multiple departments respond to a house fire on Washington Avenue on May 6 in Garden City.

Irene Tsakos holds the hands of her children,
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Irene Tsakos holds the hands of her children, Stavros, 3, left, and Eugenia, 6, at the funeral services for her husband NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos at Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn on May 4.

Matt DeBruin of Long Beach rides a hydrofoil
Credit: Raychel Brightman

Matt DeBruin, of Long Beach, rides a hydrofoil surfboard off Long Beach on May 4.

NYPD Highway Patrol officers salute outside the cemetery
Credit: James Carbone

NYPD Highway Patrol officers salute outside the cemetery for NYPD police officer Anastasios Tsakos at Northport Rural Cemetery in Northport on May 4.

Irene Tsakos is hugged after receiving the flag
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Irene Tsakos is hugged after receiving the flag that covered the coffin of her husband, Anastasios Tsakos, the NYPD Highway Patrol officer from East Northport who was killed by an alleged drunken driver, at the closing of his service outside Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Greenlawn on May 4.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The parents of NYPD Highway Patrol Officer Anastasios Tsakos, Stavros and Anna, grieve during his funeral at Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn on May 4.

The body of Anastasios Tsakos, the NYPD Highway
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The body of Anastasios Tsakos, the NYPD Highway Patrol officer from East Northport who was killed by an alleged drunken driver, leaves Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church after his service in Greenlawn on May 4.

Friends, family and co-workers of Stop & Shop
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Friends, family and coworkers of Stop & Shop shooting victim Ray Wishropp attend a car parade In his honor and memory on May 2 in Hempstead.

Friends, family and co-workers of Stop & Shop
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Friends, family and coworkers of Stop & Shop shooting victim Ray Wishropp release lanterns after a car parade in his honor and memory on May 2 in Hempstead.

Friends, family and co-workers of Stop & Shop
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Friends, family and coworkers of Stop & Shop shooting victim Ray Wishropp release balloons and lanterns after a car parade in his honor and memory on May 2 in Hempstead.

Andrew Moshus, 3, of Rockville Centre, at St.
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Andrew Moshus, 3, of Rockville Centre, at a Greek Orthodox Easter service at St. Paul's Cathedral in Hempstead on May 2.

Herricks High School students rally to take a
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Herricks High School students rally to take a stand against Asian hate on May 15 in New Hyde Park.

Kayaker in Stony Brook on Saturday, May 15,
Credit: Morgan Campbell

A kayaker in Stony Brook on May 15.

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