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

Business Notes are short updates about what’s happening with Lyndale area businesses.

La Fiesta Nacional más grande del año se acerca rápidamente—¡La Noche Nacional de Salir! Este año el martes, 5 de agosto, vecinos en las cuadras del todo el país se juntarán para celebrar en las calles. Minneapolis casi siempre pone el record del país en la cantidad más grande de fiestas, y siempre hay un montón en Lyndale. 

Las fiestas proveen una manera divertida y relajada para conocer a sus vecinos. A parte de hacer más amistoso a su cuadra, conocer a sus vecinos tiene beneficios muy prácticos. En Lyndale, hemos probado y demostrado que una de las mejores maneras de prevenir la crimen en su cuadra es conocer a sus vecinos. 


The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking two well-organized and energetic people to be canvassers for the Nicollet Votes project.

The Crime & Drug Committee meeting was June 10th at the Fifth Police Precinct.

Dr. Kettersmith, a twenty year plus resident of the Lyndale neighborhood has purchased a duplex at 611 W 34th Street, between Garfield and Lyndale, with the hopes of housing a Wellness Clinic on the first floor and a rental unit on the second floor. Dr. Kettersmith is a Practicing Physical Therapist who has also become a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine/Chiropractor and plans to apply for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow her to establish a Wellness Clinic at this site.

It will be a low-volume business, with no x-rays and no blood drawn. The treatments offered will primarily be chiropractic, physical therapy, nutrition instruction and neighborhood outreach. She does not anticipate parking being a problem, because appointments would be scheduled.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Bike Patrol, so far we have received $3,473.

With all of the rain we have not had officers out as often as we would like, but hopefully that and the weather will change in July.  We are also working to recruit a couple more officers to replace officers who have transferred out of the precinct and to new asignments the past few years. We are hoping to fill the Thursday, Friday and Saturday shifts for all of July.

Two local businesses have stepped up to help out the Bike Patrol, Butter Bakery and the BP Amoco at 36th and Lyndale have put out donation boxes where customers can donate directly to the Lyndale Bike Patrol program.

Join LNA and Youth Farm outside of the Horn Towers building on the corner of 31st and Pillsbury on Wednesday, July 9th for the Open Eye Driveway Tour’s performance of Molly and the Magic Boot. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and your kids and neighbors for this fun, free event. The show runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Lyndale and Youth Farm have invited the tour to Lyndale for the last five years in order to enjoy storytelling and a great time outdoors!

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.


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!