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

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

Although Spring hasn’t really sprung and the plants are yet to bloom, art will be in bloom, literally.  Join the Lyndale Social Club for a docent led tour of Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on May 3rd.  This annual event brings floral arrangers and masterpieces together in an inspired arrangement of fresh, beautiful, and fragrant flowers. 

Floral arrangements vary from the intricate and delicate to enormous and fanciful.  Even if the weather isn’t springy, one step in the museum will make you believe we’ve finally arrived. 

In Lyndale, neighbors are from different cultures and speak multiple languages; we do not like to try new things if we can keep our ordinary routines going. The toughest challenge we face, and fear to face, is leaving our comfort zone, speaking a new language, or just putting on others’ shoes for few minutes.

Finding a home at InnerCity Tennis
When Ray Ranallo retired, he suddenly had a lot of free time on his hands and needed to find something to fill that time with. He remembered playing tennis socially as a child, so he decided to give it a shot.

A few years after beginning to play tennis again, Ray found that the sport is also a vehicle to impact youth.  He found a fit with the non-profit organization InnerCity Tennis (ICT) and has continued to volunteer with them for almost 20 years. 

Today, 90-year old Ray, who hails from Lyndale’s west neighbor, the ECCO Neighborhood, is one of ICT’s most committed volunteers. He enjoys being part of youngsters' lives. “I enjoy the kids. Smiling kids tell me they are having a good time,” said Ray.

“If I’m driving down the road, I’m the guy who would stop and help someone stuck in a snowbank. Maybe that’s why I work at a park. It allows me to help people every day.” This is Mike Fox, the new Director of Painter Park. He’s talking about the unexpected ways he gets to serve people at the parks. “You wouldn’t believe the kind of calls we get. One time, we got a misdialed call from a woman in California. She was looking for a veterinary clinic for her sister’s cat here in Minnesota. We were on the internet, looking for places near her sister. It feels good to help people out that way.”

Attendence at the March Environment Committee Meeting included: Melissa Chapman, Jasmine Burch, Patrick Doyle, Martha Hrncir, Lenief Heimstead, Brittany Pentek, Jennifer Arnold

Another year, another Lyndale Walkers “Walk-A-Thon Kick-Off” party. Each spring the Lyndale Walkers get together, enjoy a potluck dinner and sign up for the Lyndale Walk-A-Thon, which is scheduled walks during the week of April 27th through May 3rd.

This is the 22nd year this citizen patrol has been active in our neighborhood. Throughout the year, groups of two or more community members are out walking, meeting, and greeting people and helping identify areas of concern around safety issues.

On Saturday, May 10th, community members will gather in Painter Park from 1 to 4 pm to celebrate the traditional Latin American Día del Niño (day of the child), combined with a tribute to mothers.

Irene Gomez, one of the women helping plan this year’s event, explained that Día del Niño is a annual celebration in Mexico in the schools. “A committee of parents gets together,” she said, “And they decide on the games, raffles, piñatas, prizes and sweets that make the event fun.”

This spring voters in Hennepin County District 3 will go to the polls and vote in a special election to fill the Hennepin County Commissioner position that was previously held by Gail Dorfman.  Dorfman recently resigned to become the Executive Director of St. Stephens Human Services.

The anxiety builds every year as we anxiously await the thaw. As the warmth sets in, our feet set out. This year, set out to explore your community with a little more wonder, and what you’ll find is the wonder of community. Wonder, this was the resounding message of two of Lyndale’s beloved community anchors. Let’s begin our journey of community wondering.

Meet Caleb Cooper, the executive director at the Blaisdell YMCA. Caleb and his wife Crystal and their two children, Carter and Cali, have been here for a year now. After fourteen years with the YMCA, his career finds him here with us in Lyndale. In asking Caleb what the YMCA's role in community  is, Caleb says it is about community and adjusting as needed to that community.

While working two jobs during the fourth quarter of 2010 four colleagues experienced health problems: a preventable work injury with three ambulance ER visits, a middle of the night stroke, heartburn that was really heart attacks, and a migraine that was really a grape-fruit sized brain tumor.  Miraculously they all survived with their own long recovery journeys.  There was one partial recovery and three full recoveries…. Yes, miracles do exist and some of them are our colleagues, friends, families and ourselves. 

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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
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!