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

I recently had the opportunity to present to the board of a foundation as a part of their strategic planning process.  They asked us to present because they had been impressed by our proposal and wanted to learn more about how we approach our work, about neighborhood organizations, and how neighborhoods change.

When I think about how neighborhoods change, I always start from the premise that great neighborhoods happen because people care about and invest in them, whether it’s their time, energy, money, or ideas there’s a conscious effort to make something better.  It can be as small as a single person investing in their home or as large as creating a comprehensive plan for redevelopment in a neighborhood. 

There is no denying the excitement and energy of getting thousands of people together for a common cause.  On Saturday, May 31st, 13 Lyndalians got on their sneakers, grabbed their water bottles, and put on their “Heart” shirts to walk in the American Heart Association’s 20th Anniversary Heart Walk.  Thousands of people flocked to the Target Field before the walk and were able to stroll through the upper concourse to visit sponsor tables, meet mascots, and get health screenings.  As the start of the walk drew closer, participants were encouraged to sit with their groups to watch the mascot race.  I was rooting for the Tooth Fairy to win, but she was edged out by Petey P. Cup. 

Júntese con nosotros el lunes, 23 de junio para la Reunión Anual de Lyndale en el Parque Painter. La Reunión Anual es su oportunidad de escuchar acerca del año pasado y ver que viene el próximo año. 

La tarde empezará con un asado proveído por LNA con otras comidas que pedimos que la comunidad aporte. Siguiente habrá una reunión corta en que presentaremos el Premio de Servicio Comunitario, elegiremos siete miembros a la mesa directiva y hasta cinco miembros alternativos, y tendremos una presentación corta acerca de que ha hecho LNA en el año pasado y algo sobre lo que viene el próximo año. La reunión también le dará su oportunidad de mostrar su destreza en hornear con un concurso de postre. 

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

Bull Run Coffee Bar – 3346 Lyndale Avenue
Is thrilled to announce that we are expanding our flagship coffee bar on Lyndale Ave S.  After a little over three years in our little hallway on the corner of 34th and Lyndale Ave S, we will be moving next-door into the space formerly occupied by OM Collective.

Over the long winter the LNA Board discussed how to continue to evaluate and improve our General Membership Meetings. In order to better serve our current meeting attendees and community we decided to ask YOU some key questions.

The survey was designed by and for the neighborhood and was distributed in several different ways. We wanted to try to connect with as many neighborhood people as possible, so we shared the survey on the LNA website, Facebook page, and in our E-news. There also was a published version in the Lyndale Neighborhood News and a paper version given at General Membership meetings and during the Lyndale Open House.

Some of the key things we looked at:

Join us on Monday, June 23rd for the Lyndale Annual Meeting at Painter Park.  The Annual Meeting is your chance to hear about the past year and see what’s ahead for next year. 

The evening will start with a community potluck with LNA providing stuff to grill, followed by a short meeting where we will present the Lyndale Community Service Award, elect seven board members and up to five alternates, and have a short presentation on what LNA has accomplished over the past year and some of what’s ahead for the coming year.  The meeting is also your chance to show off your dessert making skills by entering the dessert contest.

Get ready for the first annual Nicollet Open Streets coming this fall to Nicollet Avenue.  On Sunday, September 14th you can enjoy our main street by ped or pedal as the Lyndale & Kingfield Neighborhood Associations host, what we hope will be, the first annual Nicollet Open Streets event from 12 - 5 PM between Lake Street and 46th. 

One of the oldest ways the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) has connected neighbors and built community is through block clubs. This organizing tool has seen many variations in Lyndale, from Block Clubs Deluxe, where there were block club leaders corresponding to every LNA Committee, to organizing block club leaders to work on safety issues with the 5th precinct. 

The Crime & Drug Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th was the same evening as the 5th Precinct Open House and since our monthly meetings are usually at the 5th Precinct, we decided to attend the fun event instead of having a meeting.

This popular annual event enjoyed good attendance despite cold, damp weather. The participating areas of the MPD were well prepared and eager to share information from their demonstration areas. Some selected contingents included:

As participants entered the space normally set up for Lyndale's ESL classes, conversation buzzed with the anticipation of a different, innovative kind of event—a job seeker’s workshop.


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 24
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the November Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting where we will be hearing about the results of the Nicollet Votes Project, talking about Lyndale's priorities for the City's budget, hearing an update from our Women's Leadership Program, and having a community vote on LNA's 2015 Budget.

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!