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

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.   

It was an eventful election in Minnesota with Mark Dayton and Al Franken winning reelection as Minnesota’s Governor and U.S. Senator along with the Minnesota House of Representatives switching from DFL to Republican control.

Here in Minneapolis Rebecca Gagnon and Don Samuels were elected to the school board, Marion Greene was reelected as the neighborhood’s Hennepin County Commissioner, Susan Allen was reelected as our State Representative, and Rich Stanek was reelected as the Hennepin County Sheriff. 

There were two initiatives on the ballot that passed, one to change the filing fees for candidates for municipal elections the other to move some rules related to regulating the sale of wine and beer from the City Charter to be regulated by City Ordinance.

We’re extending a special invitation to you and your whole family to come to an important event in Painter Park (620 W 34th St). Painter Park is located on Lyndale Avenue, between 33rd and 34th street.

The event will happen on Saturday, the 22nd of November from 11am to 2pm. It is a forum in order to hear your ideas for the park. We have a lot of questions for you aroud what programs and activities you and your family would you like to see at the park?

University of Minnesota senior Nate Elder is taking his education serious and “putting his money where his mouth is” by interning with LNA this semester.  Through the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) program which focuses on education for social justice, Nate has been working on the Nicollet Votes Campaign and doorknocking in each of the four participating neighborhoods. 

The main topic of our meeting was the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), aka Granny Flats, proposal currently being developed by the City.  The City of Minneapolis is considering amending the zoning code to allow for ADU.

The different types of ADU’s being considered are detached, attached, and interior with separate entry. Those at the meeting felt this would be a positive step, but wanted to learn more. And agreed that having a City Planner present information at the October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting would be a way of informing the neighborhood and also a chance to get questions answered. Some comments made:

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


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
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Ave

Neighborhood Partner
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St

TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave

Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
InnerCity Tennis
4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA
3355 Blaisdell Ave S
Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave


Good Neighbor
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
Edina Realty
5318 Lyndale Ave S
Extreme Noise
407 W Lake St
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
The Chair

3255 Lyndale Ave S
Warners' Stellian
5462 Nicollet Ave S

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