Covid Memorial LOVE Tour

December 16th to December 20th

Home is Where The Heart Is, And A Home The Heart Will Have!


The Heart Monument Has Been Recovered and Will Have a Home!


Sergio Furnari’s Heart Monument is back in the hands of it’s sculptor and has found a home in Long Island City. The Heart Monument that pays tribute to Health Care Heroes and as a Covid Memorial will go on a Mini "Love" Tour of  NYC To Remind New Yorkers and the World to Focus on Love.

The Heart Monument (Part 2) on Youtube:

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The astonishingly oversized red stainless steel heart created by world-renowned Italian sculptor Sergio Furnari was last seen on the southeast corner of Central Park in late October.


Thanks to help of the New York City Parks Department this universal symbol of love will find a temporary home on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City, NY with a panoramic view of the city along the East River. Every citizen of the world is invited to become a part of this artwork.


This Sergio Furnari masterpiece reminds us of what Covid has inscribed in our hearts: the love for those we lost, the gratitude for those who aided us in our darkest hours, and the comfort of a bond forged with our neighbors as we came together to face a once in a lifetime challenge.


The Heart Monument (Part 1) on Youtube:

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With the help and support of humanitarian mixed media artist Annalisa Iadicicco, founder of The Blue Bus Project, the Heart Monument will tour different locations across New York City and will make several stops throughout the city to spread a message of love this holiday season.



Since 2016, The Blue Bus Project, a nonprofit arts organization that operates out of a refurbished school bus, has brought arts based programs to underserved communities throughout the city. At the height of the 2020 pandemic, Annalisa Iadicicco drove the blue bus throughout the city bringing food and messages of hope to residents in many NY neighborhoods. Sergio and Annalisa believe in the connection between art and well being and the ability of the arts to improve social health.


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The Blue Bus Project will continue the message of the Heart Monument by offering programs on arts and healing in 2022.


The Blue Bus Project and The Heart Monument will start it's tour on December 16, 2021 arrive in it's new home on Monday, December 20th.


On December 20th, there will be the installation of The Heart Monument Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City, NY. Time TBD


If you wish to support our tour please donate to

The Heart Monument and The Blue Bus Project can be available for live television/media interviews and special events anywhere in the city.


For more information contact: Laurie Sheppard 646-342-4688


Artists' Direct Contact:


Sergio Furnari



Annalisa Iadicicco

Founder and Creative Director 

The Blue Bus Project

M: 917.406.9701


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