Lyndale Pictures

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 Hosmer World Music Series is pleased to announce our concert schedule April and May.  The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between LNA, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio. For more information, contact Roy Woodstrom at (952) 847-2900.

Hosmer Library Concerts
All concerts are free of charge and held at the Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th St. on Saturdays at 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

El mes pasado el comité de manejo para la Casa Abierta de Lyndale se juntó una noche en la Cena Comunitaria de Lyndale. Sobre platos de comida, representantes del YMCA, Youth Farm, La Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale y la Organización de Padres y Maestros de la escuela conversaron sobre sus partes favoritos de la Casa Abierta. Me dio recuerdos de la energía de la Casa Abierta, donde la comida, las familias y los recursos comunitarios se conectan.

In recent weeks, gardeners from the Garfield Avenue Community Garden have joined with the Environment Committee to work on broadening opportunities for locally-grown food in Lyndale. 

This exciting new collaboration means that there will be more spaces for community members to grow food this summer, as well as an expanded Food Share project. The plans include ways to create an intentional community space in the Garfield Garden.

Wendell Berry, long a source of inspiration to me, has said “We must do more for ourselves and each other.”*  With these new opportunities, the Lyndale neighborhood will be taking on a challenge to do exactly that.

The LNBA meeting was Tuesday, February 11, 2014, noon to 1:00pm at Champions. Jennifer Arnold presented information regarding the minimum wage increase.

Some comments from people at the meeting regarding a potential minimum wage increase: hope the increase would provide an uplift in consumer livability; a small business may have to cut-back on staff, putting people out of work; a minimum wage sometimes means minimum effort; in a situation where services are being provided to help people find jobs, a raise would be beneficial to the people looking for work but would the minimum wage increase cause a cut-back in the services; and without a “tip credit” many restaurants would have difficulty paying the increase.

Creo que es seguro decir que en los dos o tres meses que vienen podremos disfrutar de un clima más cálido. Parece que en la primavera muchas personas sienten el deseo de reparar sus casas y si yo tuviera algunos dólares de sobra podría reemplazar las ventanas viejas o reparar el techo para que no tuviera fugas.

On 2/27/2014 Chair Lisa Vecoli opened the meeting with a warm welcome to everyone and the new guests.

Jim Grube of Hennepin County presented an overview of funding and project status discussion between the Senate and the County.  There is a very favorable perception of this project and its scope, and the parties involved are supportive of our efforts.

El Programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) de Lyndale se fundó en 2011 como colaboración entre Director Ejecutivo de LNA Mark Hinds y Erica Fulton, que fue contratado para coordinar el programa. El programa empezó con una sola clase de dos horas, dos noches de la semana, en el sótano de la Iglesia Zion. El currículo incluía preparación para empleo y navegación comunitaria además de destreza de lenguaje.

Dentro del primer año, el programa de ESL atrajo un grupo grande de alumnos entusiasmos que querían más. ESL de Lyndale se expandió a tres noches cada semana y contrataron un segundo maestro. Esta posición ya la tiene Nicki Olalde, quien está terminando su Master en ESL en la Universidad Hamline. 

Hopefully you're aware of Lyndale’s growing English as a Second Language (ESL)  Program from the signs posted around the neighborhood advertising our classes, from hearing students talk about their experience, and from previous articles.  Perhaps you’ve heard from or even participated as a volunteer!  This article provides a little more detail about our program, how it functions, and our hopes for its continued success.

For a long time LNA received a lot of input from community members who said they were interested in attending ESL classes close to home.  To meet this need Lyndale's ESL Program started towards the end of 2011 offering class two nights a week at Zion.

Gente del evento: ¡Ayúdanos a planificar y realizar nuestra Casa Abierta anual de 2014! Este evento es el favorito del vecindario y presenta todo lo necesario para una noche fabulosa de comunidad y diversión familiar. Conocer vecinos nuevos, saludar a los conocidos y pulir tus habilidades de organizar con juntarte al comité de planificación. Tendremos unas reuniones para planear, decidir temas y tareas y patrocinar uno de los eventos mas grandes de Lyndale lo cual conecta a la gente con los recursos disponibles en la comunidad. ¡Habla con Jennifer al 612-824-9402 x 12 o para unirte a la diversión!

I think it is safe to say that in the next two or three months we should be able to enjoy some warmer weather. It seems that in the spring many people get bit by the “repair bug” and think if I only had a few extra dollars I could replace these drafty old windows or get my roof fixed so it doesn’t leak anymore. LNA has low interest home improvement loans for single-family and multi-family residential properties.

A single-family home owner can apply for up to $20,000 at 4 percent interest with up to ten years to repay and the owner of a multi-family unit can apply for a maximum of $15,000 for 1-3 units and maximum $30,000 for 4+ units. Same interest rate and loan term as single-family.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 22
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The City of Minneapolis made a major upgrade to Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 40th Street, including work on the storm sewer system and planting trees. Dave Romm, who lives at Nicollet and Lake, photographed the old streetcar rails, the installation of the new street, what's beneath the asphalt and other aspects of the project, from spring of 2012 through the finishing touches today.

Saturday, April 26
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Neighborhood cleanup!

Monday, April 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

At the April General Membership meeting we will hear from Hennepin County Commissioner Candidate Ben Schweigert, learn about upcoming improvements at Painter Park, get to meet the Park's new Director Mike Fox, and find out how to get involved in the Lyndale Food Share.

Saturday, May 3
10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Lyndale Social Club would like to invite you to join a docent led tour of the Art in Bloom Event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This yearly event features thousands of fresh flowers in arrangements inspired by art from the museum's collection.

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!