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 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

¡La Casa Abierta de la Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale se acerca rápidamente! La Casa Abierta de este año pasará el miércoles, 8 de abril de 5:30-8pm (nota el cambio de viernes a miércoles).

La Casa Abierta de Lyndale otra vez pasará en la escuela comunitaria de Lyndale (la 34 y la Grand) y será su mejor opción para mantenerse al tanto con organizaciones comunitarias, probar comida de restaurantes locales y jugar con sus niños en el carnaval.

Updated packaging requirements take effect on April 22, 2015 in Minneapolis. All restaurants, delis, food trucks and other food vendors will be required to use recyclable or compostable plates, cups, clamshells, and other food service containers.

Get a jump on what you need to know at the Minneapolis Packaging Fair for Food Businesses. Meet with food packaging vendors and suppliers to learn about containers and packaging that meets the new rules. Get information on Hennepin County grants to help pay for costs of switching to reusable or compostable packaging.

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

On Friday, December 5, 2014 the Minneapolis City Council passed ordinance 2014-Or-112 regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places and places of employment.

This means that people may not use electronic cigarettes anywhere that smoking is prohibited, such as inside all worksites, bars, restaurants, retail stores, places of worship, theaters, etc. These entities can be fined for allowing employees, customers or other patrons to use electronic cigarettes indoors.

The first violation is $200 and subsequent fines may double per violation up to $2,000. If you would like more information about electronic cigarettes please visit


Save the Date for the South Minneapolis Housing Fair
This is a Free event where you can
Meet many vendors & contractors
Get questions answered about home rehab projects
Collect information
Visit your neighborhood organization

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Minneapolis Sports Center, Midtown YWCA
2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

For more information


The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. The Whittier Alliance is a neighborhood organization dedicated to building a flourishing and distinctive world class neighborhood.  LNA and Whittier are currently seeking a Community Organizer for the Somali Community to split their time working with the two neighborhoods to build awareness and participation by the Somali communities.  

There was a lot going on in the neighborhood this past year.  Some highlights included having LNA leading the charge on Nicollet Votes, the continued growth of the ESL Program, graduating two cohorts from the Women’s Leadership Program, and the beginning of some interesting work on renters’ issues. 

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

Jungle Theater – 2951 Lyndale Avenue
Gertrude Stein and a Companion – by Win Wells – January 23rd to March 8th
This is by far the most popular production in the entire Jungle repertory, has received seven productions, including a tour of the West Coast.

Bryant Lake Bowl – 810 W Lake Street

Residents and community members have probably seen many new faces wearing the MPD Uniform responding to calls throughout the City. The City of Minneapolis has been committed to increasing our numbers to better serve the community.

This year the City hired 20 new Community Service Officers in January (this program develops these individuals to become our future officers), 26 Cadets were hired in March and are on the street as Police Officers (to be eligible as a Cadet you must possess any 2 or 4 year college degree by the close of application), 24 additional Officers made up of Lateral Transfers from other departments and our old CSO's started the Police Academy in September. 12 more recruit Officers started the Police Academy in November and will hit the street in February.

We need your help to get Lyndale off to a great start in 2015!  The financial support we receive from community members is critical to LNA’s ability to work with community members to shape Lyndale’s future. 

There were a lot of highlights that stand out from 2014 including having LNA leading the charge on Nicollet Votes, the continued growth of the ESL Program, graduating two cohorts from the Women’s Leadership Program, and the beginning of some interesting work on renters’ issues.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 4
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center, 3537 Nicollet Avenue.

Tuesday, February 10
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00mp at Dulono's Pizza, 607 W. Lake Street.

Tuesday, February 10
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Crime & Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the 5th Police Precinct, 3101 Nicollet Avenue.

2015 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.

Community Builder

36th and Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave

TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave

Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
InnerCity Tennis
4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA
3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Good Neighbor
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
Edina Realty
5318 Lyndale Ave S
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
The Chair

3255 Lyndale Ave S
Warners' Stellian
5462 Nicollet Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!