In 2013 New Rochelle celebrated the 325th anniversary of its settling by the Huguenots, and as part of the celebration the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the Downtown Business Improvement District and the City of New Rochelle collaborated on an RFP seeking to create the “Fleur-de-Lis Parade.” The sculptures — five-foot-tall fiberglass shapes, each individually decorated by a local artist — were installed around downtown New Rochelle. The 15 artists selected to participate were: Patrick Bancel; Melissa Calderon; Alvin Clayton; Michael Cuomo; Julie Delgado; Susan Doban; Jason Gorsline; Kevin Leong; Rebecca Mills; Janet Rutkowski; Jesse Sanchez; Dezi Sienty; The Think Fabricate Team (a collaborative design studio); Aston Lemelle Thomas and Dana Zambrano (Burch).

The fiberglass forms – fabricated by Fiberglass Farm of Belfast, ME — were installed at sites around downtown New Rochelle, anchored to “green” bases built and donated by Grasso Brothers General Contracting from Pozzotive ® a new sustainable concrete product which is used in LEEDS projects.