Lyndale Pictures

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

Hopefully by the time you read this, spring will actually have arrived.

May is a good time to plant small trees and shrubs and if the soil has warmed up you can also direct seed some vegetables and flowers. Annual Phlox, Bachelor Buttons, California Poppies, Cosmos and Sweet Pea all do well in cooler soil. You can seed onions, peas, spinach, radish and leaf lettuce. Do not plant onion sets until the soil is warm.

En abril la Ciudad de Minneapolis tomó su primer paso hacía abriendo de vuelta la avenida Nicollet con su Plan de Desarrollo para el área alrededor de la Nicollet y la Lake. Según la Ciudad, el propósito del plan es para “facilitar actividades de desarrollo que apoyan las metas de la Ciudad de Minneapolis por el área, incluyendo abriendo de vuelta la Avenida Nicollet por la Calle Lake y por el Greenway de Midtown, mejorando el acceso a la carretera I-35 de la Calle Lake, eliminar los edificios arruinados y revitalizar el área comercial.”

El Sábado, 14 de junio, la Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale celebrará el Festival del Pescado, nuestra carnaval anual en la calle en frente del “tanque de peses” en la 33 y la Garfield. Para preparar para nuestro festival anual, yo entreviste a Steve Lick, un residente de Lyndale, para descubrir los orígenes del mural de peces y la celebración.

En los principios de los 90, Steve Lick y su amiga Leisa Luis se mudaron a Minneapolis de Colorado. Steve vive cerca al sub estación en la esquina de la 33 y la Garfield, y el edifico le llamó la atención. Era tan feo, con ventanas cubiertas con madera, pero en ello él vio potencial. La estructura le acordó del Acuario Shed en Chicago, que había visitado de niño. Imaginaba cubrir la madera con un mural de peses.

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 a well-organized and energetic person to be an intern on local food production projects in the neighborhood. Applicants should be seeking to gain basic organizing skills.

El lunes, 24 de febrero, la Membresía General de la Asociación del Vecindario Lyndale votó para apoyar un aumento del salario mínimo del estado a $9.50 la hora, atado a la inflación, incluyendo un crédito para propinas. Después de dos meses de trabajo con otros miembros comunitarios interesados de todas partes de Minnesota, el Gobierno firmó el proyecto de ley del salario mínimo para hacerlo ley el lunes, 13 de abril. La ley aumenta el salario mínimo a $9.50 la hora en 2016 (para negocios grandes) y es atada a la inflación con algunas excepciones.

Lyndale has been blessed with committed, passionate, and inspiring volunteers who continue to make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  The amount of work and the sheer number of people that our collective work impacts is due to the amazing people who make up this neighborhood.  We all know someone who works tirelessly for the betterment of the community, who looks out for others, or who makes sure everyone gets the information they need to help shape the neighborhood. 

During the last weeks of April, LNA staff and volunteers have been out in Lyndale knocking doors to talk to our neighbors about safety. We targeted renters specifically during these knocks, mainly because most of the volunteers who came out were renters.

Following a script, we asked community members when and where they feel unsafe. We asked community members if they feel comfortable notifying their landlords about problems in the area and we asked if they feel comfortable notifying the police.  We also looked for people who want to be involved in working on safety in the neighborhood as block club leaders and in other capacities.

I was asked by a co-worker to share my story, since I have been an inspiration to her.  I was very hesitant as I was not sure how I could be an inspiration to anyone in regards to my health.  She assured me that sometimes we can be an inspiration when we least expect it.  So, in order to show my respect and admiration for Jenny, here is my story.

Los Andes Restaurant - 317 West Lake Street
Stop in and check out our new menu and new wine list. We have Karaoke Saturday and Sunday and free kid’s meal on Thursdays.

Showroom – 615 West Lake Street
May 31st is our one year anniversary party, come to Showroom, from 5:00 to 8:00pm and help us celebrate. Come enjoy small bites by A La Plancha and sips while you peruse what’s new. We will be welcoming three new designers to the store - Joleene Tovik, Susan Crow, and F’N’Write Tees. We will also be welcoming the artwork of local artist Amy Rice.

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 energetic people to be Graffiti Busters for Lyndale.

This is a part time seasonal position without benefits. LNA Graffiti Busters will play an integral role in helping to eliminate graffiti in Lyndale. Graffiti Busters will be responsible for identifying, cataloguing, reporting, and cleaning up graffiti in Lyndale.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 14
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Enjoy our main street by ped or pedal as the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) & Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) host the first annual Nicollet Open Streets event from 12 - 5 PM between Lake and 46th Street!

Monday, September 22
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

At the September General Membership Meeting we will be having a community discussion and vote on changing the name of General Membership Meetings and hearing from the Seward Co-Op about the new store being built on 38th street.

Friday, September 26
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 26th for Lyndale's annual Fall Gala! Featuring a wine tasting and exciting silent and live auction items. Come to have fun and support a good cause at the same time.

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!