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Come one, come all! Lyndale will host the 15th annual La Posada celebration on Saturday, December 14th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at Lyndale School.
This is one of the neighborhood's grandest events, and there are many reasons to come celebrate with your neighbors.
Have your photo taken with Santa or construct your casa on a neighborhood mural. There will be an array of youth activities with Youth Farm and other community members.
Support the women who organized to make La Posada happen: gracias Latinas de Lyndale en Liderazgo!
Be dazzled by the creative decor of the Guzman Jimenez family.
Learn about Lyndale's newest project Mujeres en Conexiónand programs for neighborhood families.
Leading Lyndale organized the #LyndaleTogether event on Friday, October 11th for families in the neighborhood. Leading Lyndale is a group of youth and families dedicated to community engagement in their neighborhood.
The team has been coming together since earlier this summer to think about ways to reach out and engage the diversity of Lyndale's families. The youth decided to start with a fun event where neighbors could meet and hang out. To invite their neighbors, the group flyered the streets of Lyndale and took some time to doorknock.
This year there will be some great Halloween events in and around Lyndale for families and kids.
On Sunday, October 27th those that want to join the Halloween Walk will meet at the Montrose’s at 3200 Pleasant Avenue at 4:00pm. Costumes are not required, but they sure are fun. We stroll around the neighborhood for an hour or two having fun and visiting with neighbors. And I have verification that the gorilla will be un-caged and walking with us again this year. Hopefully the trainer will have a little better control of her, as last year she got loose at the Painter Park playground. Bring your kids and join us for a fun family Halloween Walk.
October 11th- Painter Park 5:30-7:30pm
Leading Lyndale is a team of youth and families from Lyndale who are working together to create opportunities to better integrate the residents of Lyndale beyond culture, race, and ethnicity. This group has been meeting every Wednesday since July. These meetings are held at Painter Park from 5:30-7:00pm.
The Leading Lyndale team is planning its first effort called #LyndaleTogether, a community event geared to offer unique opportunities for Lyndale community members to build positive relationships with one another.
#LyndaleTogether will offer the following:
Project Footsteps is a national non-profit organization founded and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. The mission is to inspire, empower, and prepare youth and community to be agents of change and social leaders in action!
This summer and fall, Project Footsteps is partnering with LNA to develop a team of youth and families from the Lyndale community who are interested, excited, and dedicated to bettering Lyndale. This program is called Leading Lyndale, and we will be doing this work through cultural immersion, inclusion, and a lot of imagination.
On Wednesday, July 24th, LNA and Youth Farm will be hosting the Open Eye Driveway Tour’s puppet show, Molly and the Magic Boot at the courtyard at Horn Towers. The Open Eye Figure Theater’s website gives a synopsis of the show: Molly grew up in the city and is excited to finally be old enough to spend a whole week at her Grandma's farm! Grandma tells her to play outside, but only gives her one old boot to wear. Molly wonders what's wrong with Grandma until her boot magically leads her to discover all the fun to be had in the country.
Open Streets at Painter Park
It’s going to be a really busy day at Painter Park during this year’s Lyndale Open Streets event on Sunday, June 23rd. For this year’s event the Lyndale Neighborhood Association has been working with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition to plan a day of great music and fun family activities at Painter Park.
The morning will start with the ever interesting Brompton Races on the corner of 34th and Lyndale. Starting at 10 am there will be a family activities organized by:
Summer is coming around the corner and time to start planning a nice and relaxing, but busy summer for your child/children. Painter Park is offering camps for Ages 3 – 6, 6 – 12 and 13 – 17. Stop down and grab a summer brochure to explore the possibilities or check them out online at www.minneapolisparks.org and click Painter Park under Recreation tab. Here is some information regarding summer camps.
Painter Park Morning Summer Camp (Kinder Kamp) *SINGLE DAY OPTIONS*
Thanks to everyone who attended our Día del Niño event on Saturday, April 27th at Painter Park. By a stroke of luck that we don't always see organizing events, we finally had a beautiful day! The wonderful sunshine helped make sure we had a great celebration, and I feel good saying the event was a success. More than 200 community members came together to celebrate the neighborhood’s children.
In addition to the nice weather, there were a lot of other things that made this event so special. The music of Carlos Lumbi started the program, which was followed by a variety of delicious food not far behind.
LNA is excited to announce that this summer we will be partnering with Project Footsteps, a local Minneapolis organization whose mission is to “inspire, empower, and prepare youth and communities to be change agents, social leaders, and volunteers.”
Project Footsteps will be working with youth and families in LYndale to develop activities or events for long-term engagement of families with each other and the neighborhood. The first phase of the project is research: Project Footsteps will be out in the neighborhood talking with families about the spaces and activities in which they are already participate. Shortly after, we will pull together groups of families and children to plan and design a long-term plan to engage families in a meaningful way.
About Youth & Family
LNA has a long history of organizing fun, educational activities for youth and families in Lyndale. To get involved or to find out more contact Taylor at 612.824.9402 x 19.
Saturday, December 144:00 pm to 7:30 pm
¡Ya viene lo mejor tiempo del año! Júntate con nosotros para el gran evento anual de La Posada donde habrá comida, Santa, aguinaldos, comunidad y más.
The most wonderful time of year is coming! Join us at our grand annual event, La Posada. There will be delicious food, Santa, gifts, community, and more!
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It’s that time again! La Posada is just around the corner and there are many opportunities to help out with this great event. Tamales, dancers, community, and Santa all make this one of the most special events of the season. We’ll need help with set up, food service, activity helpers, clean up, children wrangling, and just general help with the merriment. Contact Aryca (email@example.com – 824-9402 ext. 26) to learn more about each opportunity and to sign up for a shift.