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Samatar Crossing Community Celebration
August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on August 23rd from 5-8pm at Currie Park for the Samatar Crossing Community Celebration. There is also a ribbon cutting ceremony from 1-1:30pm.
The City of Minneapolis is celebrating the completion of Samatar Crossing — a new connection between the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis. The former Fifth Street ramp into downtown Minneapolis has been repurposed into a more welcoming pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Samatar Crossing is named in honor of the late Hussein Samatar, a former Minneapolis School Board member and first Somali-American elected to public office in Minneapolis.
Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council Member Abdi Warsame and Ubah Jama, Samatar’s widow, are scheduled to speak at the event.