Community Day in Monroe, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, promises to be a world of fun for families and individuals, residents and neighbors. It's all in honor of Monroe first responders. More than a dozen food trucks will offer specialty foods and drink; kids can play in bounce houses and live music will be performed throughout the day. 405 West Mombasha Rd. Info at monroeny.org.
Spend Saturday afternoon at Pine Island Town Park for Ladybug Picnic. The family friendly event, 4-7 p.m., is aimed at encouraging children's curiosity, as ladybugs are released into the park's pollinator garden. Kids will learn about the role ladybugs play in the environment. Sack races and contests. Bring your own instruments. Live music by Carlos Cardona. $15 suggested donation. Info at familycentralny.wordpress.
Festival Latino, in its 10th year, comes to Thrall Park Saturday, with music, food, arts and crafts, vendors and children's activities, noon-6 p.m. The popular event, a fundraiser for the Latino High School Scholarship Fund, features free admission, free parking and live performances by Doble Filo, Lissette and Conjunto Cuboricua. 21-41 Grove St. and Route 211 (Wickham Ave.)
It's a festival so tasty that it's now in its 23rd year. It's Bounty of The Hudson Wine And Food Festival, noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Ulster County Fairgrounds. Local farm-to-table food procurers, area wineries, artisanal products and a selection of local craft vendors. No pets on the grounds. Tickets $15-$100, 256-8456, bountyofthehudson.com 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz.
Grab your lawn chair and head outside for a free concert. Most towns have them. Here are a few coming up. 7 p.m. Friday, Festival Square, Middletown, One Swift Kick, '50s-'70s rock; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Railroad Green, Village of Warwick, The Jennys Play the Beatles; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the lawn in front of Cornwall Town Hall, The Naturals, performing classic and modern rock.