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Mayor, Former President Clinton Unveil Harlem Food Festival Set For 2015

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Foodies rejoice! A food festival has been planned for next year that will showcase the culinary and cultural delights of one of the city’s most storied neighborhoods — Harlem.

The announcement was made by Mayor Bill de Blasio and former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday.

The three-day festival set to debut next May will showcase food from local restaurants like Sylvia’s and Red Rooster.

Organizers said the festival will also highlight Harlem’s music, history and culture.

De Blasio lauded the event as a further sign of the traditionally African-American neighborhood’s resurgence.

Clinton, whose foundation is based in Harlem, is the festival’s honorary chair.

The former President applauded de Blasio for “an emerging brilliant first year of your leadership.”

The Clintons attended the mayor’s inauguration at City Hall in January.

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