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Open Streets Lyndale returns Sunday, June 5

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A three-mile stretch of Lyndale Avenue South from West 22nd Street to West 42nd Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic to open it up for people to enjoy activities on the street in a car-free environment.

More than 200 local businesses, artists and organizations will be participating in Open Streets Lyndale, including an artisan market featuring over 50 local artists. Other highlights include performances at Twin Town Guitars and DEMO (housed in the old White Castle), wrestling at Up-Down Arcade Bar, a petting zoo at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, fitness classes along the route and a party in World Street Kitchen’s parking lot.

Future events include Open Streets Franklin on Sunday, July 10, Open Streets East Lake on Sunday, Aug. 13, Open Streets West Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Open Streets Minnehaha on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Opens Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis initiative organized by Our Streets Minneapolis that gives local businesses, artists and community groups a chance to transform the streets into a place where people can gather and celebrate the diversity and creativity of the city while walking, biking and rolling.

Open Streets Lyndale takes place 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5 — the first Open Streets Minneapolis event of the 2022 season. 

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