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

Join us on Thursday, September 18th at Painter Park to say thank you to Roy Woodstrom who recently retired as the Community Librarian at Hosmer Library.  Roy has been a long-term fixture in the community and a big reason for library’s success.

El martes 5 de agosto, otra vez, Minneapolis impuso el record con el número más grande de fiestas para la Noche Nacional del Convivir Afuera en todo el país. En Lyndale, los miembros comunitarios celebraron en todo el vecindario.

En las tres torres, alrededor de 500 personas pasaron por la fiesta para comer hamburguesas y saltar en el castillo de juego. La fiesta atrajo a vecinos de cuadras alrededor. En casi todas la cuadras que se podrían cerrar en Lyndale (no la Nicollet, la Blaisdell o la 1a Avenida), los vecinos cerraron su calle para compartir una comida y una buena conversación. Los vecinos se juntaron para celebrar en sus patios cuando no pudieron cerrar la calle.

As the Program Assistant for the Women’s Leadership Program, Teresa Saucedo works with the program facilitator to help explain information for the sessions to participants, assists in program activities, helps to shape the agendas, and is working up to facilitating more sessions.  During a recent program session, Teresa led the discussion and shared her story, talking about an Aunt that inspired her to become more involved in civic life.  Her Aunt’s engagement in politics and civic life provided a strong foundation for Teresa to become involved in the community. 

Durante este último mes, Lyndale empezó a trabajar en la campaña de la Votación de Nicollet. La meta de este proyecto es aumentar a la cantidad de personas que votan en esta elección no presidencial de 57% al 65% en los vecindarios de Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square y Whittier y además tener más de mil conversaciones con miembros comunitarios sobre que les importa en su vecindario. El proyecto se va a hacer con presencia en eventos comunitarios, registro de votantes, llamadas y treinta y dos tocados de puertas en los vecindarios.  

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

Schatzlein Saddle Shop – 413 W Lake St
Levi Jeans will be on sale in September, Western Short Sleeve Shirts and Western Straw Hats have been marked down. Also check out the Clearance Boot Rack.

Hola Arepa - 3501 Nicollet Ave
Hola Arepa has a full service restaurant, serving our delicious Latin food and craft cocktails. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:00pm to Midnight. Friday 3:00pm to 1:00am, Saturday 11:00am to 1:00am and Sunday 11:00am to Midnight.    612-345-5583

It is time to repot houseplants, increased light during spring and summer may have caused some of your plants to put on enough new growth that they require larger containers. The rule of thumb is to choose pots only one size bigger than the one they are in. Too large a pot increases the soil amount and it will stay wet longer and may make the roots suffer.

Pick a pot with a drain hole and cover the hole with a small rock or piece of broken pottery, this helps keep the soil in and allows excess water to drain out.  Add fresh potting soil, transfer the plant-roots, soil and all into the pot-then gently firm more potting soil between the root ball and the sides of the container.  If the soil is not pressed in, the water will run out and not soak the entire soil mass.

LNA has an incredible opportunity to be awarded support for a new community garden and Lyndale’s Food Share program through the Wedge’s WedgeShare program.  Founded in 1997, the Wedge Board of Directors created the charitable giving program based on Cooperative principle #7, Concern for Community.  Presently the Wedge makes WedgeShare grants in amounts up to but not exceeding $10,000 to select organizations that are working to create a sustainable future.

LNA is excited to invite you to the fourth annual Fall Fundraiser happening on Friday, September 26th from 6 – 9 pm at the Lyndale Community Center.  Lyndale and its amazing community are reason enough to celebrate, add in a wine tasting, gourmet nibbles, an amazing silent and live auction, and you’ve got yourself a party!  In addition to supporting the wonderful and inspiring work that happens here, the event is a chance to reconnect with neighbors, meet new people, and outbid someone for that perfect auction prize. 

The past few weeks we’ve been having a lot of conversations around the office about what is community leadership and what it means to be a community leader.  As you might imagine this is a pretty important topic for an organization whose whole reason for existence is about helping community members shape their neighborhood.

What is really interesting to me is how different people’s answers are when you ask them about community leadership.  For a lot of people community leaders are people who are in positional leadership positions; these are people who are elected officials have leadership roles in local nonprofits, churches, schools, etc. that are based on the position they have.

You Are Invited
to a
Progressive “Mini” Party
Saturday, September 13th
Starting at 3:00 pm

A creative idea of the
Housing, Planning & Development Committee
Enjoy a drink or two, snacks and fun social time
Come and enjoy
Contact Norma for party addresses or questions
612-824-9402 ext 15


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!