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.
Celebrating his 10th birthday on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Rushane Murray and his mom, Kemesha Murray, visit the coral reef exhibit at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead at 1:43 p.m. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
Sean Crowley, a physical education teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School, is doused with water at 12:44 p.m. after passing through a line of students following his final field day as a teacher, in Sag Harbor, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Crowley is retiring after 30 years as a physical education teacher in the district. (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)