Lyndale Pictures

Lyndale at the Heart Walk

The Bassais Family at the Heart Walk

Dia Del Nino

Pepina showing off her dance moves with Mariachi Estrella

Litter Outta Lyndale

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden

Board Thank You Calls

LNA Board Members Eric, Melissa, and Natasha make thank you calls and invite people to the Open House

February General Membership Meeting

It was one of the best attended General Membership meetings in years

La Posada Poster

Love Lyndale

November General Membership

Taylor thanks Council Member Tuthill and the 10th Ward Team

Curiosities of Lyndale

How to set up a shelf

Curiosities of Lyndale

Freshly installed boxes at Nicollet and 36th

Fish Fest 2013

Lula and the dancing bear

Fish Fest 2013

Steve waiting for the water balloons

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off

Folks gathered for a BBQ to kick off this year's Walk-A-Thon

Litter "outta" Lyndale

Saturday was cold, but we still picked up a ton of trash!

2013 Lyndale Open House

The Taste of Lyndale Was a Big Success

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Teen Challenge with their Community Serivce Award

January General Membership

Rep Susan Allen discusses the upcoming legislative session

LNA Holiday Greeting

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program Cohort visits City Hall

Live Nicollet Bus Front

On the road with Live Nicolet

La Posada (2011)

A dancer from Mexico Lindo

Museum in the Streets

Joyce Wisdom at Kick-off Event

Live Nicollet

Martha, Lisa, and Holly working on the garden at the Lyndale Community Center

Live Nicollet

Alex, the owner of Fresh Cuts outside his shop

Pats Tap Block Party

Scott, Shannon, and Holly hanging out at the Live Nicollet booth

Eating for Art

Join us for Eating for Art this year on Thursday, September 20th

Live Nicollet Feature on Goda Cafe

Moussa Doualeh, owner of Goda Café at 3400 Nicollet Ave. in the Lyndale Neighborhood, learned to cook watching his father in Somalia.

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet

Ed and Sam at Variety Beauty Supply

Live Nicollet

Jerry (Corporate Incentives), Mary (El Paraiso), and Dan (Butter) at the July LNBA Happy Hour

Live Nicollet

Joseph G at Alem Chiropractor

Curiosities of Lyndale

Curiosities of Lyndale

Pats Tap

A salad at Pats Tap

Pats Tap Bar

The bar at Pat's Tap

Pats Tap

Pats Tap Skee Ball

Star Kuts Barbershop

Star Kuts Barbershop Sign

Businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Support businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Goda Cafe

Goda Cafe Sign

B-Squad Vintage

B-Squad Vintage Sign

Honeycomb Salon

Honeycomb Salon

B-Squad Vintage

Front of B-Squad Vintage

Live Nicollet

Sign Up For Live Nicollet Today

Curiosities of Lyndale

A mock for the Curiosities of Lyndale Project

First Layer of Pavement

The first new layer of pavement in over 50 years on the new Nicollet Avenue

Lyndale's Environement Committee

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden as Part of St. Olaf's Day of Service

Twin City Tattoo

Erik, Jessica, and Mike

2011 Fish Fest

A scene from the 2011 Fish Fest

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Join us on March 22nd for the Lyndale Open House

Lyndale Community Center

Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet Avenue)

Horn Towers Puppet Show

Puppet Show at Horn Towers


Salsaabrosa regularly appears at LNA's La Posada

2011 Lyndale Community Service Award Winners

John Meegan and Jeannie Wiener recieve their 2011 Lyndale Community Service Awards

Neighborhood News

The June LNBA meeting was June 10th at Dulono’s Pizza, John Hruska presented information about the Google Maps Business Pages. Most businesses have the Street View and Google has teams out to update these with the “See Inside Feature”. John does panoramic views of the interior of your business that bring customers inside for a look around. It is very personalized, with all points of interest being photographed to give a 360 degree tour of the interior. Preferably the shooting is done when there are no customers in your business, because faces and license plate numbers should not be shown for privacy reasons.

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all their might that which they desire.” - Paulo Coelho

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association planned this year’s Children’s Day celebration along with Mother’s Day on May 10th  at Painter Park.

The Children’s Day tradition formally began in 1954 when the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that all countries institute a day dedicated to the littlest ones in the home. It provides them respect and importance in society and what better way to celebrate their childhood than to combine this day with Mother’s Day. We all get along better when we are together as families.

The following is a police advisoy issued by the Minneapolis Police Department on Robberies in Lyndale on June 18, 2014.  On June 18, 2014 there were 2 robberies that occurred in the Lyndale neighborhood, possibly involving the same suspects. The first robbery occurred at 7:25 am, on the 3200 block of Pillsbury Ave S. The victim was walking to her home, when 2 suspects, one with a handgun, demanded the victim’s cell phone and purse. The second incident occurred at 11am on the 3100 block of Pleasant. The victims were sitting in their car, when 3 suspects, one displaying a handgun, demanding the two victims cell phones. None of the victims were injured in these incidents.

The community is invited to an open house about transit and transportation related improvements near Interstate 35W, Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. Staff from Metro Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, the county and the city will share updated proposals for improvements in the area, including:

  • A two-level, enclosed Orange Line station, with enhanced pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and 31st Street;
  • Physical improvements to Lake Street in the vicinity of the I-35W; and 
  • Proposed ramps at I-35W and Lake Street.

Thursday, June 19
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Whittier Community Center
425 26th Street West, Minneapolis

It’s a party!!!  Thursday July 17th is the Lyndale Garden Tour. We are looking for people interested in having their garden on the tour and not just flower gardens; we would love to see how our neighbors might be growing their own food.  Anyone interested should contact Jennifer Arnold at the Lyndale office (612-824-9402 x 12 /

The Garfield Garden has welcomed six neighborhood residents as new gardeners this year.  With help from the established gardeners there and volunteers recruited by LNA, they have prepared their plots, sown seeds, and set out seedlings. 

Gardening Matters supplied the seeds and seedlings, and Youth Farm is supporting the gardeners with additional tools and other help.  An LNA Block Club Micro Grant is providing funding for this project.

The new Garfield gardeners bring their children with them when they come to work in their plots.  It’s great to see the next generation of Lyndale residents being part of growing some of their own food.

It has been a rare part of my work life to work “alone.”   I seem to choose jobs where working with or around other people is built into what I do.  I have been a teacher with class sizes as small as 4 but as large as 39, a manager at the Children’s Museum, on a team of 4 with a staff of 9 and visitors by the thousands. As a young adult I worked in a restaurant, a convenience store, and a movie theater where the constancy of customer contact could get overwhelming at times.  I am now the operator of a café where it is rare to go an hour without some kind of customer contact.

Bryce and Kelly Pier have been fixtures of the Lyndale neighborhood for over a decade.  Their kids have grown up at events like the Fish Fest and La Posada and as a family they have worked hard to help make Lyndale a wonderful place.    

Bryce grew up in Coon Rapids and Kelly grew up in La Center, a small town in southern Minnesota.  Both moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota and bought a home in Minneapolis’ Near North neighborhood.  After living there for about 10 years Bryce received a unique opportunity to work with a start-up based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  “After about a year it was obvious that the start-up wasn't going to make it and we realized just how much we missed and loved Minneapolis” Bryce says. 

I recently had the opportunity to present to the board of a foundation as a part of their strategic planning process.  They asked us to present because they had been impressed by our proposal and wanted to learn more about how we approach our work, about neighborhood organizations, and how neighborhoods change.

When I think about how neighborhoods change, I always start from the premise that great neighborhoods happen because people care about and invest in them, whether it’s their time, energy, money, or ideas there’s a conscious effort to make something better.  It can be as small as a single person investing in their home or as large as creating a comprehensive plan for redevelopment in a neighborhood. 

There is no denying the excitement and energy of getting thousands of people together for a common cause.  On Saturday, May 31st, 13 Lyndalians got on their sneakers, grabbed their water bottles, and put on their “Heart” shirts to walk in the American Heart Association’s 20th Anniversary Heart Walk.  Thousands of people flocked to the Target Field before the walk and were able to stroll through the upper concourse to visit sponsor tables, meet mascots, and get health screenings.  As the start of the walk drew closer, participants were encouraged to sit with their groups to watch the mascot race.  I was rooting for the Tooth Fairy to win, but she was edged out by Petey P. Cup. 


Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 14
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Enjoy our main street by ped or pedal as the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) & Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) host the first annual Nicollet Open Streets event from 12 - 5 PM between Lake and 46th Street!

Friday, September 26
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 26th for Lyndale's annual Fall Gala! Featuring a wine tasting and exciting silent and live auction items. Come to have fun and support a good cause at the same time.

2014 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.

Community Builder
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
Los Andes
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave
Valerie's Carniceria
3149 Nicollet Ave

Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
Pat's Tap
3510 Nicollet Ave S

Good Neighbor
Nicollet Subway
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
InnerCity Tennis

4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA

3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!