Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) to Unveil ‘Travelers’ ~ Nine Monumental Sculptures by Bruno Catalano + Street Festival, May 18th




Bruno Catalano, Benoit, part of ‘Travellers” installation, May 2024

We thought it would be a rather hard act for the Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) to follow after its 2023/2024 commission, Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls. But we believe they have risen to the occasion with the 2024/2025 commission by French sculpture artist Bruno Catalano, unveiling ‘Travelers‘, a series of nine monumental works along the Broadway divide from 35th to 38th Streets ~ concurrent with an exhibition at Galleries Bartoux in Soho.

Bruno Catalano: Travelers will be on view on Park Avenue from May 18, 2024 to May, 2025. A celebration of the opening will be held on May 18th at 4pm on 38th Street and Park Avenue.

Music by DJ M30W; Hannah Ray Teal; Ortal Arias; Sal Sinatra; Sybil Evans Jazz Trio.

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This outdoor exhibition will be accompanied by the gallery exhibition, Bruno Catalano: Travel to New York, at Galleries Bartoux, 114 Wooster Street in Soho from May 18 to June 18, 2024. The Opening on Park Avenue on May 18th will be followed by a cocktail reception at Galleries Bartoux New York at 6pm.


Take a look at a few of the sculptures in this fabulous installation, above and below.

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Local Businesses & Artists:

Amateur Comedy Club
Bruno Catalano
City Critters
Dr. Ashley Sinar Treatments
Deeply Vital Medical
Fans for the Cure
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Henry George School of Social Science
Hill and Bay
IMX Pilates
Janice Afflixio
Lucia Favuzzi
Melissa Schainker
Museum of the Dog

Taking a closer look.

Local Businesses and Artists Continued:

New York Life
Nute Juice
Oasis Day Spa
Opulence Glamour Skin Clinic
Ostrica NYC
Peconic Bay Vineyards
Pediatric Dental Associates of Manhattan
Perk Coffee
Pink Lady Nail Studio
PT38 Physical Therapy
Previti Pizza
Stop Proscrastinating
Sun Kyeong Wellness Center
Tangy Noodle
The Thirsty Baker
Tiny Teeth NYC


David Berkowitz, and Marcia Mermelstein will be baking goodies for us.
Proceeds will be donated to the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.



Included in the festivities will be a Treasures Market. Bring treasures you’re ready to donate on to others like antiques, art, books, collectibles, jewelry, toys, and more.  Our Treasures Market will be located on Park Avenue between 37th & 38th St. Please deliver all items you’re ready to rehome between 8:30 am to 10 am.

Managed by Marilyn Ringel, Norm Scott, Natalie Hurwitz, and Ron Berthel
Proceeds will be donated to the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.

In addition, POPA will hold the Trade + Prosper Makers Market, a street festival that will run from 34th Street to 40th Street on Park Avenue. The festival will run alongside the debut of Bruno Catalano sculptures, and be open from 10am to 5pm on May 18th. Looking forward to the fabulous vendors including one of my favorites, K’s European Jams!

Here are a few photo’s taken at the 2024 Event courtesy of Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.





Makers Market by Trade and Prosper:

1857Spirits Barber’s Farm Distillery
All Heart Baking Co.
Black Button Distilling
Chaconia Candles
D’Lish Restaurant
Fort Hamilton Distillery
hipV Modern Vintage
Hudson Houndstooth
Hudson Whiskey
Jason murillo millinery
K’s European Jams
Liquid Fables
Mama Gaia Naturals
Marquina Design
Ms Delah Bees Herbal Remedies
Phivi Box
Plain & Fancy Boutique
Pretty Monet Creations
Product Think Tank
Pure Prana Project
Queen of Sheba Coffee
Rock Valley Spirits
Sofia by Nilda
That Pasta Club
The Copper Faucet Soap Company
The Hudson House NY
The Wednesday Co Studio LLC
Valentina’s Bloom Design

Take a look back to POPA’s first outdoor art installation along the Park Avenue Divide ~ with Idriss B’s whimsical animal creatures, on view in 2022.

While you’re there, don’t miss the series of historic bronze reliefs embedded in the sidewalk on Park Avenue and 40th Street.

And, just steps away, on 40th Street, you will find The American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog!