Currently, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood is home to a largely Somali immigrant population. Thousands of Somalis came to Minnesota in the early 1990s and now, the Twin Cities area has one of the largest concentrations of Somalis in the country. The influx of Somalis transformed Cedar-Riverside physically as well as demographically and Somali grocery stores and restaurants as well as social services and mosques line the area streets. The Cedar Cultural Center, which strives to “promote inter-cultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance” (The Cedar, 2015), holds over 200 events each year, including events that engage Somali community members.