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

I met with the current owners of Hair Police, Wendy (Stachowicz) and Kellie (O’Rourke) over a cup of coffee this morning at Muddy Waters- both with incredible hair (of course). Wendy had streaks of blue/green that looked incredible with the backdrop of her dark hair and Kellie had this amazing blonde high-ponytail with multi colored dreds and extensions. They definitely write the book on good up-to-the-minute hair, but as we started to discuss their story I hadn’t realized to what extent Hair Police had been a rogue pioneer in the community.

The Friday before Nicollet Open Streets was an interesting day around the community center, everywhere I went that day you could see the final pieces falling into place for the event on Sunday.  I have to admit it was kind of fun and impressive watching the gears of the City’s special event machine start moving along after months of planning.  

For the past couple of years, my colleague from Kingfield, Sarah Linnes-Robinson and I have been talking about having the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations partner on a community event that would celebrate the neighborhoods, show off what a great area the Nicollet corridor is becoming, and promote neighborhood businesses. 

On a recent Sunday, a two-mile stretch of Nicollet Avenue from Lake Street to 46th Street was closed to motorized traffic and open for biking, walking, dining, dancing, hula hooping, poetry reading, dragon dancing and more.

Open Streets events allow people of all ages to experience streets in a new way, promoting healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and community connections. An estimated 9,500 people ventured off the sidewalk into the street for the Nicollet Open Streets event Sunday, Sept. 14.

The Lyndale Bike Patrol Program has ended for another year. We were very fortunate that so many people donated funds to this program again this year. This year we were able to raise a total of $4,353.94.

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

Schatzlein Saddle Shop-413 West Lake St
During October selected brand Boots on sale and Men’s Levi Jeans will be on sale. New flannel shirts have arrived for the season.  Open Late Thursday Night till 8pm.  612-825-2459 |

Jungle Theater – 2951 Lyndale Ave
On Golden Pond starring Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr, November 7th to December 21st. A warm and witty American classic explores the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long and happy marriage. 612-822-7063 |

November 4th marks another general election in the State of Minnesota, which will shape the political landscape for the next few years. All of our state’s executive offices are up for election as are the all the seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives, several state judicial seats, a United States Senate seat, and all eight of Minnesota’s seats in the United States House of Representatives. These elections offer an important opportunity for our neighborhood to make our voices heard. 

Another summer has come and gone for the graffiti cleanup program. Once again we had two very dependable hardworking people removing or painting over graffiti throughout our neighborhood. This job can be very rewarding and also very frustrating. It is so rewarding to see how clean an electrical box or a traffic pole is after all the graffiti has been removed, but a day or two later you are so frustrated to find those same two sites have been tagged again. Public art is great, but when you paint on property without the owners’ permission that is not art, it is criminal activity and it ends up making a neighborhood look very trashy. Graffiti is like a contagious virus, you see it one place and pretty soon everyone has it.

Celebrate Halloween nearby Lyndale at Halloween Spooktacular! The event is on October 31st from 6:30 – 8pm at the Bryant Square Park! We’ll have a dance, treats and bonfire. This event is free and good for all ages.

Families of all ages are invited to Lyndale Farmstead Park an all-new Halloween Party on October 31st from 6-8pm. We want to see your costumes! We still need volunteers to help us plan this updated party. Contact us at 612-370-4948 if you have ideas or would like to help.

This October Lyndale wraps up another season of the Lyndale Food Share. Over the course of the summer, we collected right around 100 pounds of produce grown in our neighborhood! We distributed the produce at the Lyndale Community Dinner at Zion Lutheran to over twenty families, including more than forty children.

I want to extend a special thanks to all of the volunteers who grew vegetables to donate, spent time distributing the products, wrote and shared recipes, and helped make the distribution happen.

If you're interestd in helping with this program next year, let me know at

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. 


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!