A downtown Flushing shopping mall is preparing to unveil a new sculpture on Dec. 7 as part of an annual holiday lighting ceremony.
The sculpture will sit on a podium and the guest of honor Santa Claus will turn on the lights underneath the sculpture to illuminate it for the holiday season.
Local artist Shanice Figeroux has been working on the piece called Unity since September and it will remain on display at the Queens Crossing shopping mall, located at 136-17 39th Ave., until December 2024.
Figeroux has been holding workshops at the venue where she has painted the podium that the unique unicorn sculpture sits on top of.
She plans on holding more workshops later this month and the public is invited to witness and partake in the experience.
A spokesperson for Queens Crossing said that the mall is excited to continue the tradition for the 16th year. Each year, a new sculpture is unveiled.
“We are excited to celebrate the 16th year of this cherished tradition and showcase the incredible artistic talent of Shanice Figeroux. This year’s sculpture, ‘Unity,’ embodies the spirit of togetherness and community, making it a fitting centerpiece for our downtown Flushing festivities,” the spokesperson said.
The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the outdoor plaza at Queens Crossing and various local children’s groups are also set to take to the stage to entertain the audience for the evening.
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