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.
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)
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)