Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, is hosting a growing number of diverse activities, for both adults and kids. Many of the events are free. Also, many require pre-registration. Follow the links to register.
Find all upcoming events at dorotheadixpark.org/calendar.
Here are some upcoming free events. Make sure to follow the links for more details, to register, and to see what part of the park the event is taking place in.
Get Fit at Dix
Get Fit at Dix: Yoga in the Park
Wednesdays through October 16th, 2019
Register at above link
Bring a yoga mat, if you have one, atowel and a filled water bottle. Water is not available in the park. There are port-a-johns available, but they may be a significant walk from the yoga location.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month being “Gentle Flow Yoga for All Levels” and 2nd and 4th Wednesday being “Yin Yoga—Meditative, Deep Stretching for all Levels.”
Although this is a free program, registration is strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the organizer will email all registered participants. The minimum age is 12 years old and minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Explore Dorothea Dix
Tuesday, April 16th, 11 a.m.: EGGcellent Adventures
Wednesday, May 22nd, 11 a.m.: Paws and Claws
Activities are for children age 2-6. Follow the above links to learn more and to register. (Required.)
Skywatching at Dix Park
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Free (follow above link to RSVP)
Explore the wonders in our night sky with staff from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and volunteers with Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC). Skywatching – Bright Spring Objects also welcomes special musical guests, Triangle Sax Ensemble providing our stargazing tunes. Bring a blanket or chairs so you can relax under the stars.
Through telescopes, and with the guidance from our partners above, we will be observing bright spring objects in the sky including: the Moon, M13- Great Cluster, M3- Globular Cluster, M44- Beehive Cluster, Mel111- Coma Berenices Star Cluster, M67- Open Cluster and more. The International Space Station is also predicted to make a spectacular pass during the session from 9:26-9:32 pm, going SW to NE and passing almost directly overhead!