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

Litter “Outta” Lyndale is our bi-annual neighborhood activity to bring us all together and clean up the neighborhood we’re proud to live in. Join your Lyndale Neighbors on Saturday, April 26th from 10am-1pm to clean up the sidewalks of your neighborhood after this long winter. It will be a great time to connect with neighbors, build some pride in your community, and enjoy a walk in the beautiful spring weather!

We’ll meet at the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet Ave) any time between 10 and 1 to pick up a snack, some bags and gloves, and a route! We look forward to seeing you there!

As the weather warms up, LNA’s Organizing Team is planning our next foray into high impact outreach—canvassing! Over the cold winter months, during community conversations and individual meetings, we’ve heard a lot about safety concerns in Lyndale. We have a hunch that the concerns vary between between different cultural groups and different parts of the neighborhood, so staff and volunteers are going to arrive at your doors to talk about it!

El sábado, 10 de mayo, miembros comunitarios se juntarán en el Parque Painter de 1-4pm para celebrar el Día del Niño tradicional, combinado con un reconocimiento especial para las madres. Irene Gómez, una de las mujeres que participará en planear el evento este año, explicó que el Día del Niño es una celebración anual en las escuelas de México. “Se forma un comité de padres de familias,” me contó, “y ellos deciden los juegos, rifles, piñatas, premios y dulces que hacen el evento divertido.”

Imagine walking through Lyndale and seeing vegetables growing on every block – green beans on vines running up the side of a garage here, cherry tomatoes in a large pot there, a great assortment of vegetables in plots in a community garden down the street.  And, picture what happens as all those vegetables ripen and are harvested; when the green-bean grower has more than her household can use, and a plot at the community garden produces an over-abundance of hot peppers, the Lyndale Food Share system distributes the excess to many others in the neighborhood.

On behalf of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, I'd like to invite you to the Annual Lyndale Open House on Friday, April 11th at Lyndale School from 6-8:30pm.

The Lyndale Open House is where all the folks who live, work and play in the neighborhood celebrate the awesome community we have created. The Open House is a great place for you to meet your neighbors, find out what local organizations are doing, and discover how you can be involved in your neighborhood.

The meeting was Tuesday, March 8th at the 5th Police Precinct. we received updates on open court cases and open investigations. Part I Crime Statistics for the period February 11, 2014 through March 11, 2014 were 18 Part I crimes, compared to 22 in the previous reporting period. No homicides, no rapes.  There was one robbery, two motor vehicle thefts, and three burglaries, but the largest number of crimes concerned larcenies, especially shop lifting, which continues to plague The Family Dollar Store and, by extension, the Lyndale neighborhood.

The meeting was held on March 5, 2014 at the Lyndale Community Center, it included a public meeting for discussion on the Full Liquor License with Class C2 entertainment request for Hola Arepa, a restaurant at 3501 Nicollet Avenue. The new owners, Christina and Birk have been running a successful food truck for three seasons and decided they wanted a brick and mortar location to serve their creative Latin cuisine. They will specialize in arepas, which are Venezuelan cornmeal griddle cake sandwiches that are split open and stuffed with Latin fillings. They also will have a great cocktail program designed by Birk. Some remodeling is being done on the interior and a new front sign will be on the front of the building. Some landscaping will be done and lights will be put over the patio

The Hosmer World Music Series is pleased to announce our concert schedule April and May.  The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between LNA, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio. For more information, contact Roy Woodstrom at (952) 847-2900.

Hosmer Library Concerts
All concerts are free of charge and held at the Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th St. on Saturdays at 2:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

The Crime and Drug Committee is responsible for working on community safety issues affecting the Lyndale Neighborhood.  The goal of creating a work plan is to help organize the committee’s work and to let committee members plan their time commitment for the coming year.

Each year the Crime & Drug Committee participates in the Lyndale Open House event by having a display table which presents many of the activities the committee is involved in.

We support the Bike Patrol by fundraising to hire off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and focus on areas that have safety issues. It is an asset to our community to have the Bike Patrol interacting with neighborhood residents and stopping by the businesses.

The purpose of the work plan is to guide the committee’s work and the goal is to help committee members plan their time commitment for the year. This committee’s focus is on the built environment of the neighborhood.

The standard duties of the H,P&D committee are to review requests for housing and economic development projects. If a project requires a variance, a conditional use permit, etc, the owner, developer or contractor will meet with the committee to present the request and information related to project. The committee members consider if the project is beneficial to the neighborhood and than report to the LNA's Board of Directors whether or not they support the request.


Upcoming Events

Friday, July 25
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

A celebration in honor of community members who have helped to make Lyndale a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.

Monday, July 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the July General Membership meeting to have a conversation with newly elected Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene, have a community discussion and vote on LNA's new Block Club Plan, and have a discussion about changing the name of General Membership Meeting.

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!