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.

10:30 a.m.

Dogs play at a dog park in Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Credit: Mandy Hofmockel

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Sorting fluke on the Long Island Sound #dayinthelifeli #longisland @newsday @news12li

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2 more days!!! #dayinthelifeli

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Got a fluke! …but too small. Fluke must be 19" to keep in NY, so this fish is getting thrown back #dayinthelifeLI

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Maintenance workers power wash head stones at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale. See more images from Newsday photographers in our Day in the Life of Long Island gallery here.

First stop for fishing, out on the sea, aboard the Starstream VII #dayinthelifeLI

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9:30 a.m.

Long Beach off in the distance as the water rocks, still disturbed by Monday night storms two days ago #dayinthelifeLI

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9:17 a.m.

Getting ready to pass under the Loop Pkwy aboard the Starstream VIII, Capt Lou Fleet to do some fishing #dayinthelifeLI

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9 a.m.

Paddling with News 12 See what happened and who fell when the News 12 Long Island morning family went paddleboarding.

8:30 a.m.