Fun on the Lawn 2024

Mordecai Lawn Party! - Sunday, June 23, 4:00-6:00pm

 Invite your friends and join us!

If you can help with the Lawn Party please reach out to Erin at


Old info from 2022 & 23:

Bring chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler with some snacks and beverages (non-alcoholic) and join your neighbors for an afternoon of music and fun.

Please RSVP on the facebook event and invite friends: 

For more information contact Merrilee Jacobson at 919-274-4539. 

Next Summer Activity-  The 4th of July Parade! 

Monday, July 4, 10:30am.  Decorate your bikes, scooters, and strollers and parade through the Pilot Mill Neighborhood. Treats and social gathering in Mordecai Mini Park after!  Info: 

Neighbors - We need your help. Please step out on your porches or line the streets and support our neighborhood children.

Parents - Let's meet at the parking lot at the top of Harp Street between 10:00-10:15 a.m. to gather for the kids to parade around our neighborhood together.

Kids - Bring your wagons, scooters, strollers, bikes decorated in red, white and blue.  We will have some streamers and decorations to share and patriotic music too! 

Bring friends to join the fun!  (and more decorations to share are welcome too!) 

Parade to start at 10:30 a.m.  

We will march down Harp Street and back up Blount Street to Mordecai Mini Park.

Then we will enjoy time at the park for popsicles and play time. 

If you have questions, please let me know at

Thank you.

Meredith Swindell and family


Yearly Mordecai Community Events Calendar:

If you would like to list a community event please email info to

January: MCAC Meeting, Second Tuesday at 7:30pm

February: MCAC Meeting

March: MCAC Meeting 

April: MCAC Meeting,  Community Yard Sale Day Coincides with the Mordecai Historic Park plant sale.

May: MCAC Meeting, Front Porch Art Walk (hosted by Person/Blount neighbors)

June: MCAC Meeting, Picnic

The annual Mordecai Community Picnic is held on a Sunday afternoon in June, on the lawn at the Mordecai Historic Park.  Chairperson is Merrilee Jacobson. Meet your neighbors at the annual Mordecai Community Picnic! Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, your favorite salad or side dish and relax during the 4:30-5:30 p.m. social hour with live music followed by a big potluck dinner. This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event. We’ll have the neighborhood play wagons there with plenty of fun activities for the kids! 

No Summer MCAC Meetings July and August, no regular monthly meetings

July:  4th of July Parade

The annual 4th of July Parade is organized by Pilot Mill neighbors Meredith and Russ Swindel.  The children's parade goes through the Village at Pilot Mill neighborhood and ends with social time and snacks at the Mordecai Mini Park.  Look for email and NextDoor announcements about this fun event. 

August:  Ice Cream Social/National Night Out

This event is held in August, in place of our normal meeting. Don’t miss this community event featuring ice cream, games, and snacks. Meet neighbors and visit with our community police officers. We used to have a yearly ice cream social and in recent years have combined that with National Night Out.  The event is organized by the social chair and has been held at Halifax Community Center, Mordecai Mini Park, or the Mordecai Historic Park.  

September: MCAC Meeting

October:  MCAC Meeting, Haunted Mordecai (hosted by Mordecai Historic Park)

November: MCAC Meeting, Committee Nominations

December: Holiday Social/Elections

The holiday social meeting is usually held at a local business and is a fun way for neighbors and CAC leaders to enjoy our December meeting. Snacks and drinks are provided and families are encouraged to attend. During the meeting we have a brief business meeting to hold elections.  The holiday social is organized by the Social Chair.  Past locations include The Person Street Pharmacy Cafe, So & So Books, Logans, and Galatea Boutique.

Other Events:

Person Street Market

A monthly farmer's market in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina with a focus on local food, famers, makers, and artists. 

Park Work Days

The Mordecai Parks Committee sponsors park work days for weeding, planting, and mulching throughout the year.  Please email to get involved!

Stream Cleanups

The stream cleanup used to be a CAC event, and now is being sponsored by local business Pelagic Brewing. Please get in touch with the folks at Pelagic if you'd like to help clean up our stream! 

Neighborhood Cleanup

For many years the there was an annual neighborhood cleanup day right after yard sale day.  Basically, people cleaned out their houses, and the city did a special pick up of all the trash.  One nice thing about is that it would normally cost $50 for the city to come by and pick up a large item, such as an old gas grill. If you have a neighborhood cleanup, it's free. 

We no longer have a yearly cleanup, but cleanup days are organized as needed when a citizen takes the lead on organization.  If you'e like to organize a cleanup day for the community, please contact the chairs at