What’s a day in the life of Long Island look like?

In honor of the first day of summer, Newsday chronicled what a day in the life of Long Island looked like. We traveled across Nassau and Suffolk, from Elmont to Montauk, capturing the scenes of the day and speaking with Long Islanders. Scroll down to see updates spanning the entire day from our journalists, influential Instagram users and people all over LI. For more photos, click here. For a video of the day’s events, click here.



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Peggy Lopez, "Miss Peggy" to the children, talks about the job. #dayinthelifeli

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Jason De Sousa, 18, of Mineola, shares his happiness with his mother Lysette De Sousa after passing his first road test for a full license at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles road test site in Garden City Park on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 3:17 p.m. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

In this room, a survivor of human trafficking is working with Whitefield Farms, a social enterprise that provides job training and employment to survivors, to better her life by making household items such as candles and soap. She is part of The HOPE (Housing Occupation Potential Empowerment) Project. Sister Theonymphi, a nun at All Saints Greek Orthodox Monetary, says the project was established about two years ago and is ongoing. It will be a home where survivors can live rent free for two years. They'll have services like health, dental and mental health care. "It's very humbling to work with someone who's been through hellish conditions. The biggest impression she made on me is how much she wants to offer another person," she says. #DayInTheLifeLI

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Oceanside School 6 kindergarteners cheer on their last full day of school. Bring on summer! #dayinthelifeli #OSideSchool6

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#dayinthelifeli #dayinthelife @newsday documenting a day in the life of Long Island @pfost262 @bperl1984

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Hangin at Game On retro video game store in Miller Place today! 465 route 25a! #dayinthelifeli

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Agnieszka Kulagowski, from Lindenhurst, with her newborn baby, Thomas, born at 8:12 a.m at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Credit: Linda Rosier)

Trainer Caroline Walsh gets a kiss from Java the sea lion at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead at 2:32 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Weighing 370 pounds, Java, a California sea lion, is the star of the aquarium’s sea lion show. Java turns 16 on Sunday. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)