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.

12 a.m.

Jason Naurek, right, and Sandra Ithier, both of Manorville, and Joe Como of Medford play the slots at Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino in Islandia. Photo credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

11:30 p.m.

Evening traffic at exit 50 off the Long Island Expressway on the longest day of the year, June 21, 2017. (credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.)


10:30 p.m.

10 p.m.

9:30 p.m.


9 p.m.


8:30 p.m.

Boaters cross paths with the sunset near Soundside Beach in Bayville at 8:19 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (credit: Barry Sloan)