Lyndale Pictures

Women's Leadership Program

LNA's Women's Leadership Program Latina Cohort

October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting

Lisa Lyons presents information on Accessory Dwelling Units

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

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 Somali and Latina women from Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s (LNA) Women Leadership program went to City Hall in downtown Minneapolis for their City Tour in mid November.  They visited 911, heard a presentation from the Civil Rights Department, learned about updated sites for Hennepin County Services, and met their City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden and their County Commissioner Marion Greene.

La Posada will take place this year on Saturday, December 13th at Lyndale Community School (34th and Pleasant) from 4-7:30.

Lyndale’s annual celebration is a great time to do activities with your kids, take photos with Santa, eat delicious food and meet your neighbors!

This year we’ll have crafts and activities for kids like face painting, paper flowers, and more from 4-5:30. Families can take photos with Santa from 4-7pm. We’ll serve delicious Mexican food from 5-6:30, donated by local restaurants like Taqueria La hacienda, Los Andes, and Cinco de Mayo, and traditional food made by women from our community.  

Este año, La Posada será el sábado 13 de diciembre en la Escuela Comunitaria de Lyndale (en la 34 y la Pleasant) de 4:00 pm a 7:30 pm. Esta celebración anual de Lyndale es una buena oportunidad para que comparta las actividades con sus niños. Se tomen fotos con Santa, coman una deliciosa comida y conozcan a sus vecinos.

Este año en La Posada, tendremos arte y actividades para los niños como pintar las caras, flores de papel, animadores de fiestas y mucho más, de 4:00 pm a 5:30 pm. Las familias podrán tomarse fotos con Santa entre las 4:00 pm a 7:00 pm. Luego serviremos una deliciosa comida mexicana entre las 5:00 pm y 6:30 pm, donada por restaurantes locales como Taqueria La hacienda, Los Andes, and Cinco de Mayo y preparada por las mujeres de nuestra comunidad.

The election cycle has passed, Nicollet Votes has ended, and we’ve begun to analyze the results of the campaign. Voter turnout was at a record low throughout Minnesota, and the country. We didn’t meet our goals, but the failure was caused by a bigger, nation-wide problem, not a problem with our neighborhoods. The preliminary data is already improving our understanding of the Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square/Loring, and Whittier neighborhoods. Let’s look at some of our goals and the outcomes.

We wanted to host 25-30 door knocking events, knock a total of 2,500-3,000 doors across our four neighborhoods, and have 1,200 conversations. We staffed 30 doorknocks and one flyering event. We knocked on over 1,762 doors, and had over 710 conversations between the four neighborhoods.

El pasado miércoles 12 de Noviembre, la Asociación del Vecindario de Lyndale patrocinó una conversación comunitaria sobre las experiencias de miembros comunitarios con los Bancos de Minneapolis, facilitado por Rachel English, del Comité para Consejos de Reinversión. La conversación fue importante porque se expuso las experiencias bancarias de la comunidad Latina de Lyndale.

El Comité para Consejos de Reinversión está formada por líderes comunitarios representando organizaciones de toda la ciudad y se conforma por la Acción Comunitaria de Judíos (JCA), el Proyecto de Organizadores en Práctico (OAP) y el Centro de Asuntos Urbanos y Regionales de la Universidad de Minnesota (CURA).

Miembros comunitarios se reunieron a finales de octubre para planear La Celebración de La Posada de este año. El evento se llevará a cabo el sábado 13 de diciembre de 4 a 7:30 en la Escuela Comunitaria de Lyndale (312 W 34th St). Las raíces de La Posada vienen de la celebración cristiana en México, durante la cual, miembros comunitarios actúan las escenas del pesebre. El evento de Lyndale es apropiado para todas las religiones, esta es una celebración cultural de nuestra comunidad para las fiestas de navidad.

Planning has started for one of Lyndale's most exciting community events.  Community members met at the end of October to start planning this year’s La Posada celebration. The event will take place on Saturday, December 13th from 4-7:30 at Lyndale School (312 W 34th St).

The roots of La Posada come from a traditional Christmas celebration in Mexico, where community members act out Mary and Joseph’s visit to Bethlehem. The event in Lyndale focuses on the cultural aspects of the event and has become a neighborhood tradition.  It's also a great way to learn about some of the cultural traditions of Lyndale community members.

Tuesday evening, October 14th six people from the Crime & Safety Committee had an opportunity to participate in a tour of the Minneapolis Police Department Strategic Information Center. Intelligence Analyst Amy Lavender gave a tour of the building and showed us many functions of the Strategic Information Center (SIC). There were some things that we wanted to see and hear that Amy said were confidential and she was not allowed to talk about or show us.

This facility came to be, after the collapse of the 35W bridge, when it was realized that Minneapolis needed a “command center”. This is where information is collected and kept to track activity throughout Minneapolis and Minnesota.

On any given day Pastor Meta Carlson’s roles can include teacher, administrator, bouncer, landlord, chaplain, and preacher.  Although the role she takes most to heart is “being present, being a spiritual presence and listening to people’s stories, making sure people feel heard.”  As the Pastor for Zion Lutheran Church in Lyndale for the past three years, Meta has been an inspiration to the congregation.  “She’s involved in lots of things, she is very open, and is bringing in new blood into the church,” says a long time Zion church member. 

Each fall LNA creates a budget to help guide the organization’s finances during the next year.  The budget is one way the organization sets its priorities for the year.  The primary challenge for this budget is how does LNA maintain our organizational capacity, especially around staffing, as the organization gets closer to exhausting the amount of NRP funding we have available for general operations.   

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the January Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting where we will be discussing the current legislative session with Lyndale's elected officials Rep Susan Allen and Sen Jeff Hayden, getting and update and having a discussion with City officials about the potential for reopening Nicollet Avenue, and giving an update on Painter Park's prospects for capital improvements.

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
Showroom
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!