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

It’s been a very busy summer around the Lyndale Community Center.  In the past few months we’ve had to say good-bye to several long-time LNA staff members as they move across the country and on to the next steps in their careers.  It’s also given us the opportunity to welcome a number of new people to the team.

One of the biggest challenges for a small organization like LNA is trying to have the resources and to create an environment where staff stays for a long-time.  A part of what makes it hard is in the nonprofit world compensation is largely based on the size of an organization’s budget; which means the most skilled and experienced workers often end up working for the biggest organizations. 

Should Minneapolis residents be able to build additional, small dwellings on their property?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) also-called "granny flats" or "mother-in-law apartments" are already allowed in some parts of the city including the North Phillips Overlay District, which covers the Ventura Village neighborhood, and parts of Phillips West and East Phillips.  Advocates want the policy to extend city-wide and say the extra dwellings create more housing options for aging families.

It’s almost here!  All along Nicollet Avenue you can feel the energy starting to build, as we get closer and closer to this year’s Nicollet Open Streets.  So set the day aside to explore a hidden part of Minneapolis’s main street as it continues to transform from a long neglected corridor to one of the most vibrant stretches in the city.

Nicollet Open Streets will run from Lake to 46th street and will go from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Open Streets events are a great opportunity to really explore an area and see it from a different perspective.  During the event Nicollet Avenue will be closed to motorized traffic, so you can walk, bike, skip, or hop your way down the middle of the new Nicollet Avenue to see everything our community has to offer.

HOLA AREPA is a new Latin restaurant located at 3501 Nicollet Avenue in the Lyndale Neighborhood. The owners, Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem, started Hola Arepa as a food truck selling arepas (a Venezuelan cornmeal griddle cake sandwich stuffed with meats, cheeses, veggies and salsas) in the streets of Minneapolis. After running the food truck for three years, they opened their first brick & mortar location in early May and are excited to see their dreams of opening a physical location becoming a reality.

Working on renters’ issues in Lyndale called to me through the lens of an educator. I live for the challenges and little victories I experience every day at our community school not because I have patience and hope but because continuity is on my side. When a family gains understanding of the ins and outs of our school, when teachers are able to collaborate about the skills and needs of a child as they progress to the next grade level, when we are able to construct a shared foundation of knowledge as educators and students, we have the advantage of successful learning relationships.


The Hosmer World Music Series is pleased to announce our concert schedule for the Fall of 2014.  The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between LNA, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio. For more information, contact Bethany Wagenaar at (952) 847-2900.

Hosmer at Nicollet Open Streets Line-up - the following artists will be playing on Sunday, September 14th  from 12:00 to 5:00 at the Hosmer Stage (Lake & Nicollet)

Carlos Lumbi - Nicaraguan Song

Acolotl - Son Jarocho

Corpse Reviver - Old Time American

¡El Youth Farm de Lyndale celebró su 20a cumpleaños el 13 de agosto! Nuestros participantes, personal y comunidad fueron tan emocionados trabajar juntos y compartir una cosecha tan abundante y reconocer todo el trabajo duro de nuestros jóvenes durante los últimos 20 años.

Como siempre, la comida de este año fue un punto culminante, y cada comida incluyó verduras cultivadas por los jóvenes. Comimos sopa de acelga, sopa de frijoles, pasta, ensalada de col, ensalada de pepino, postre de manzana y pastel de zapallo y chocolate. Los jóvenes de Lyndale hicieron y sirvieron cada plato con nuestro equipo de cocineros y voluntarios. 

This month we take a look at LNA’s Crime and Safety Committee, formerly known as Crime & Drug Committee

Focus:  Working on public safety issues in the Lyndale neighborhood.

What they do:  LNA’s Crime and Safety committee works to improve public safety in the neighborhood. 

Some of their current projects include:

El domingo, 14 de septiembre los vecindarios de Lyndale y Kingfield darán la bienvenida a miles de personas a nuestra comunidad como parte del evento de Calles Abiertas de Nicollet. Esta es una oportunidad emocionante de presentar la Avenida Nicollet y otras cosas buenas que pasan en nuestros vecindarios.

Betchya didn’t know the Market on Grand is on the official Party Bus line. At least it was a few weeks ago, when a busload-o-half-in-the-bag design firm employees stopped in to scoop up an armload of totally unhealthy snacks. Oh, and to give their former coworker buddy (accounting-guy-turned-entrepreneur) a big ole Terr-bear hug. (Line out the door for that!)

While pretty much raiding the entire store, the downtown Minneapolis-based FAME team loaded up on, well, a lot of things. Store security cameras show them (from a not-very-flattering angle) chowing on Magnum Bars, popsicles, pork rinds, salt water taffy, Bugles, candy necklaces, beef jerky and an obscenely large pickle in a bag. (Yes, they know better. Please do not report this incident to their parents.)


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

At the September General Membership Meeting we will be having a community discussion and vote on changing the name of General Membership Meetings and hearing from the Seward Co-Op about the new store being built on 38th 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.

Wednesday, October 1
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

HP&D Committee meeting is Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet)

Tuesday, October 14
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 pm the Crime & Safety Committee is touring the Strategic Information Center of the police department.

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!