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

There’s a tension in neighborhood work that can make what we do as an organization challenging.  Everyone who lives and works in the neighborhood has an opinion about what we should do and how we should do – at least you hope so, because you know your in trouble when the people who live in your community don’t care about what happens to it.  Yet our ability to shape the neighborhood is directly connected to the time and energy community members are willing to invest into the neighborhood.

At one the best attended Annual Meetings in years, community members came together to celebrate the neighborhood and elected eight new board members to the Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s (LNA) Board of Directors.

The evening started off with a community potluck with LNA providing hot dogs, burgers, and sides to get everything started.  This year LNA Board Member Robert Dahlstrom provided a taste of the State Fair by making fresh cheese curds and French fries.

On Wednesday, July 16th, volunteers from the Environment Committee will begin distributing fresh vegetables grown in Lyndale to community members at the Lyndale Community Dinner.  The Lyndale Community Dinner takes places every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm at Zion Lutheran Church (128 W 33rd).

This will be the start of the Lyndale Food Share for this summer. If you have extra produce growing in your garden, consider contributing it, interested in getting fresh vetegables come to the Community Dinner.

Lyndale residents and staff are organizing a workshop for neighborhood residents who rent to talk about their rights to safe housing.

On Friday, July 18th several City departments will come together with community members to discuss the inspections process and what folks can do when they need to report a problem with their apartment.  Representatives from both Inspections and 311 will be present to talk about the process of communicating with the City and how residents can advocate for themselves.  

En una de las mejores atendidas Reuniones Anuales desde hace años, miembros comunitarios se juntaron para celebrar el vecindario y elegir a ocho miembros nuevos a la Mesa Directiva de la Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale (LNA).

La tarde empezó con una comida traída de y compartida con la comunidad. LNA proveyó hot dogs, hamburguesas y otra comida para empezar todo. Este año miembro de la Mesa Directiva Robert Dahlstrom proveyó el sabor de la Feria del Estado con cuajadas de queso frito y papas fritas hechas en casa.  

Fertilizer reminder; remember that the heavy rains in June have leached a lot of nutrients deep into the soil, especially sandy soil. Fertilize flower and vegetable gardens using a granular product that can be scratched into the soil around the plants, or if they are close together, use a liquid fertilizer.

Container plants and hanging baskets are particularly vulnerable to nutrient loss when rainfall is abundant, they can be fertilized every couple of weeks. I use a liquid fertilizer at half strength once a week especially during the hot days of July and August when the baskets dry out so fast and need watering twice a day.

Have you ever noticed that graffiti is a lot like weeds, when the weather warms up you see it start to sprout up everywhere - the difference is graffiti is a lot more disgusting to look at and can be harder to get rid of.  Once again LNA has hired a couple graffiti busters to remove or paint over graffiti in the Lyndale neighborhood.

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

La Fiesta Nacional más grande del año se acerca rápidamente—¡La Noche Nacional de Salir! Este año el martes, 5 de agosto, vecinos en las cuadras del todo el país se juntarán para celebrar en las calles. Minneapolis casi siempre pone el record del país en la cantidad más grande de fiestas, y siempre hay un montón en Lyndale. 

Las fiestas proveen una manera divertida y relajada para conocer a sus vecinos. A parte de hacer más amistoso a su cuadra, conocer a sus vecinos tiene beneficios muy prácticos. En Lyndale, hemos probado y demostrado que una de las mejores maneras de prevenir la crimen en su cuadra es conocer a sus vecinos. 


The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking two well-organized and energetic people to be canvassers for the Nicollet Votes project.


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!