Come join your neighbors at the Halifax Community Center for this year's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm! 

This year's event is co-sponsored by the Mordecai CAC Social Committee and the Halifax Community Center. 

What to bring

Yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

Rain plan

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

The Mordecai Community Action Coalition serves several downtown neighborhoods, including Mordecai, Oakdale, Pilot Mill, East Mordecai, Capital Park, Person Street, Seaboard, and part of Historic Oakwood.

Please email MCAC social chair Erin Case at or Halifax Community Center director Emily Collins if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

We are looking forward to seeing and meeting members of our community!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on June 25 for the 40th Annual Mordecai Community Picnic! This year we held a lawn party on the grounds of the Mordecai Historic Park, and were thrilled to welcome over 150 people.  Photos are on our facebook page here.

Past info:

Join your neighbors for the 40th Annual Mordecai Community Picnic! This year we'll have a lawn party on the grounds of the Mordecai Historic Park. We're looking forward to hearing the Kudzu Ramblers playing bluegrass music, eating food from Naked Empanada and treats from Sunset Slush, reading custom poetry by the Poetry Fox, being amazed by giant bubbles from the Raleigh Bubble Man, and more! 

Donate a few dollars for raffle tickets!  We are going to have a raffle featuring great prizes from our Person Street and Mordecai Community businesses. All proceeds to to the Mordecai CAC Community Fund. Raffle tickets will be $5 cash or Venmo.  Follow the MCAC social media pages for more rafffle info.  Thanks to our local businesses for their generosity! 

Bring your family and friends to this fun annual gathering.  Bring chairs or blankets for the lawn. If you'd like to get involved as a vendor please reach out to Erin at 

MCAC Election!  Two members of our community have volunteered to serve as the new Mordecai CAC co-chairs!  Dexter Tillett and David Plotner were nominated at the May social, and the election will take place during the June party.  We'd also like to nominate Marie Barnett for Zoning Chair and Erin Case for Social Chair!  Please consider our other open positions: Children's Committee Chair, Yard Sale Chair, Communications Co-Chair, and Awards and Grants Committee.  Reach out to if you'd like to get involved!

If you'd like to get involved please reach out to Erin at

Yearly Mordecai Community Events Calendar:

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

January: MCAC Meeting, Election, 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. *Need a chairperson to bring back our yard sale event.

May: MCAC Meeting

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.  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, so we're bringing it back for 2023. This is an alcohol-free, family friendly event. We 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 was organized by Pilot Mill neighbors Meredith and Russ Swindel for many years. 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. We hope to bring it back in 2024.

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

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 Pelagic Beer & Wine, 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. (Currently not active)

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