Join us for National Night Out!
Come join your neighbors at the Halifax Community Center for this year's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm!
This year's event is co-sponsored by the Mordecai CAC Children and Family Committee and the Halifax Community Center.
Visit with community leaders/service workers
Play on the Halifax Community Center playground
Create sidewalk chalk art. Make your own or color one of our night time and first responder themed drawings
Get active with jump ropes and hula hoops
Cool off with ice cream from Howling Cow
Spend time visiting with your neighbors
What to bring
Yourself, your family, and your neighbors.
If the weather is bad we will move inside the lobby of the community center and under the protected porch area.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live and work. For more information about National Night Out, visit natw.org
The MCAC covers several downtown neighborhoods, including Mordecai, Oakdale, Pilot Mill, East Mordecai, Capital Park, and part of Historic Oakwood.
Please email MCAC Children and Family chair David Watkins at email@example.com or Halifax Community Center director Emily Collins Emily.Collins@raleighnc.gov if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
We are looking forward to seeing and meeting more members of our community!
Yearly Mordecai Community Events Calendar:
If you would like to list a community event please email info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/"Fun on the Lawn" community event
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! In past years we've had a potluck but in 2022 we had a "Lawn Party" which was a lot of fun! This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event. We have the neighborhood play wagons there with plenty of fun activities for the kids!
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Picnic Chairperson Merrilee Jacobson at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
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!
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 email@example.com.