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There was a lot going on in the neighborhood this past year.  Some highlights included having LNA leading the charge on Nicollet Votes, the continued growth of the ESL Program, graduating two cohorts from the Women’s Leadership Program, and the beginning of some interesting work on renters’ issues. 

We were able to celebrate La Posada this year thanks to the community. You were volunteers, performers, chefs, and participants. 

The cafeteria at Lyndale School was transformed by papel picado (banners) and paper flowers made by Doña Pepina Guzman and her family. Doña Pepina arrived to Lyndale School early to direct a team of volunteers who set it all up. 

Keeping our sidewalks free of ice and snow is the neighborly thing to do, and it’s the law. For your own benefit and to help your neighbors, people pushing strollers or using wheelchairs, and the many people in Minneapolis who walk, please do your part.

Minneapolis Ordinance requires that property owners clear sidewalks after the end of a snowfall within

  • 24 hours for homes and duplexes
  • Four daytime hours for apartment and commercial buildings (daytime hours begin at 8 am)

When you shovel snow and clear ice

By LNA

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 an experienced community leader to serve as LNA’s Community Organizer for the Latino Community.

Lyndale has a lot to celebrate this year!  In addition to all the community events, the programs, and the other work that keeps Lyndale a great place, this year we successfully hosted the first Nicollet Open Streets event that brought over 9,500 people to the neighborhood.  The reason this happened and the reason Lyndale is successful is because of you. 

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On Friday, December 5, 2014 the Minneapolis City Council passed ordinance 2014-Or-112 regulating the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places and places of employment.

There was a lot going on in the neighborhood this past year.  Some highlights included having LNA leading the charge on Nicollet Votes, the continued growth of the ESL Program, graduating two cohorts from the Women’s Leadership Program, and the beginning of some interesting work on renters’ issues. 

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

Jungle Theater – 2951 Lyndale Avenue
Gertrude Stein and a Companion – by Win Wells – January 23rd to March 8th
This is by far the most popular production in the entire Jungle repertory, has received seven productions, including a tour of the West Coast.

Bryant Lake Bowl – 810 W Lake Street

Residents and community members have probably seen many new faces wearing the MPD Uniform responding to calls throughout the City. The City of Minneapolis has been committed to increasing our numbers to better serve the community.

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Recent Photo Galleries

Thanks for Your Thyme! An Appreciation Event

Painting the Murals at the Garfield Aquarium

La Posada 2013

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

Community Center Rain Garden

Thanks to everyone who helps with the Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden in the Fall of 2013

Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden in the Fall of 2013

Community Center Rain Garden

Volunteers installing the new Rain Garden

Curiosities of Lyndale

How to set up a shelf

Curiosities of Lyndale

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!

Clowning Around at Día del Niño

Dance time!

LNA's Neighborhoods, USA presentation at April General Membership

Mark and Gaby share about Lyndale's Club de Niños project

April's General Membership Greeters

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

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Holly Reckel with her 2012 Community Service Award

January General Membership

Rep Susan Allen discusses the upcoming legislative session

Great Gatherings - The I in Biv

Check out that Funky Shirt!

Lyndale Social Club - White Elephant Party

Evan Passes the Parcel to the Person with the Nicest Smile

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.

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 26
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the January Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting where we will be discussing the current legislative session with Lyndale's elected officials Rep Susan Allen and Sen Jeff Hayden, getting and update and having a discussion with City officials about the potential for reopening Nicollet Avenue, and giving an update on Painter Park's prospects for capital improvements.

Volunteer Special

ESL Assistants: Lyndale’s ESL program is looking for volunteers to help us with both the day time and night classes.  Daytime classes are every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Teaching Assistants help in the classroom as directed by the teacher and provide one-on-one assistance to students.  Can’t help in the day?  Night classes are still looking for assistants, same days but at 5:30 pm.  Contact Lynne@lyndale.org or 612-824-9402 ext. 13 to start honing your ESL skills!

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
Showroom
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!

 

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