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See Tony's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Car' at The Chocolate Expo, Garden City, New York

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be appearing at the Chocolate Expo, Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 10:00am - 7:00pm, located at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York. LIVE and in person, along with the 1971 original Willy Wonka Movie actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Tee-Vee, and the Amazing Krestin! Lot's of wonderful dessert foods, and more, to taste!!

Ticket information: http://thechocolateexpo.com/longislandholidayeditiontickets.html

Backstage at Arlington Music Hall, Arlington, Texas

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Arlington TV: Backstage at the Arlington Music Hall, Arlington, Texas
An interview with Tony Garofalo, and some live performance clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3KeD5o3tw&feature=youtu.be

LI Exchange: Strawberry Fields Performs at BB King's "Beatle Brunch"

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LI Exchange: Strawberry Fields Performs at BB King's “Beatles Brunch”

Great article, and video interview with Tony Garofalo, about Strawberry Field’s fascinating history.

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Chitty Chitty website now LIVE!

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Tony’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Car Now Has a Website!

Visit www.nyChitty.com for the fascinating story of Tony’s journey in the creation of this beautiful car.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica: Superfan Creates Road Legal Version of Famous Car

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Tony’s car is on the road!
Watch the ‘Barcroft Cars’ interview with Tony Garofalo on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDXQhJE54x8

This is Tony Garofalo's hand built ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car’ which took 5 years to complete. This superb documentary was filmed by News12 NY on Long Island, which aired on News 12 TV with commentary by Doug Geed. The Dick Van Dyke clown costume in this video is the ONlY one of its kind in the world. The costume is complete and was screen-worn in the movie ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ by Dick Van Dyke, and is signed by Mr. Van Dyke himself. (Any other advertisement for hire of this costume online in the UK or USA by any other Memorabilia Collector Is false and unauthorized by Tony Garofalo.)

Watch the News12 NY TV interview with Tony on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIBoskHlUI&feature=youtu.be

Lynbrook HERALD: With a little help from his friends

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Lynbrook HERALD:
With a little help from his friends

Tony Garofalo builds iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car
http://www.liherald.com/lynbrook/stories/With-a-little-help-from-his-friends,72149?page=1&content_source=

Tony Garofalo is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Update: Tony Garofalo is a Licensed Realtor in New York State and proud to be part of the Douglas Elliman team! He can be contacted for all Real Estate opportunities, including the purchase and sale of your home or commercial property.

Contact Tony at : Douglas Elliman, 300 East Main Street, East Setauket, NY 11733, Cell: 917-669-9072, or Office: 631-751-6000. All inquiries are welcomed both local and outside of New York State.  Click link for info: 
www.elliman.com

Tony Garofalo reunites with Dick Van Dyke in Los Angeles, January 24th, 2015

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Tony Garofalo reunites with Dick Van Dyke in Los Angeles on January 24th, 2015, by presenting him with his complete, original screen-worn “Doll on the Music Box" clown costume used in the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The costume is owned and maintained by Tony Garofalo. Tony spent the entire day with Dick Van Dyke, and his wife and staff, during a rare sign in appearance… a very momentous occasion. Dick examined the costume in detail saying, “Yup, this is mine all right”, and gave Tony a ‘big thank you’ for bringing it 3000 miles for such a rare occasion.

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Shown below is Tony Garofalo and his original licensed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car, used in the US National Broadway Touring Musical, a true piece of motion picture history. The car is soon to be on exhibit in 2015… stay tuned!

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Strawberry Fields at The Musicfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA - Saturday, January 3rd, 7:00 pm

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Strawberry Fields will perform at The Musicfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 - Saturday, January 3rd, 7:00 pm. This is a theater nightclub event, information and tickets are available at http://www.steelstacks.org/event/150/strawberry-fields-the-ultimate-beatles-tribute/ - doors open at 6:00 pm.

Strawberry Fields performing with the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra The Tilles Center at C.W. Post University November 16th, 2014 – 3:00pm

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Strawberry Fields will performing with the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra: 11th Annual Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County. Located at 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548, in The Tilles Center at C.W. Post University, November 16th, 2014. Showtime is 3:00 pm.

Get your tickets now!!!
http://tillescenter.org/event/the-nassau-pops-symphony-orchestra/

UPDATE: Strawberry Field's Pre-Game Concert at CitiField Stadium, Friday, August 15, 2014

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NOTE: Please carefully read all details for ticket info...
Strawberry Fields will be performing a Pre-Game Concert at CitiFIield Stadium on Friday August 15, 2014 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Invasion of the U.S.

Showtime is scheduled for 6:00 pm, but fans are encouraged to arrive early for adequate viewing. Existing Mets game ticket holders are already entitled to see the show. For new ticket sales: Fans can support the band and access a special ticket combo website page, now posted below, that provides discount sales info for both the concert and baseball game. Stay tuned... be patient. This a new listing and details will follow as soon as they become available. Cast members performing will be Tony Garofalo, Michael Bellusci, John Korba, and Billy Ray.

UPDATE: Fans are encouraged to buy tickets online at this link to support the band and see the mets play live on August 15, 2014. Details for ticket purchase can be found on this official mets website: www.mets.com/beatles

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Beatles Fans Unite!!!

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In July 2014, Tony Garofalo purchased and became exclusive owner of the U.S. National Broadway touring prop car featured in the broadway musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was released by Big League Productions and licensed by Michael Rose, in cooperation with MGM On Stage, Dana Broccoli, and Barbare Brocolli. This car is the only authorized broadway touring car, fully equipped with mechanically retractable wings, tilting and spinning tires, as well as extremely detailed brass adornments. The car was featured and has performed in over 300 shows around the United States. Its unique design is listed in the Guinness book of world Records as the worlds most expensive designed theater prop ever built.

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Tony is also currently building a fully running, roadworthy replica of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie car, which is scheduled for completion sometime in 2015, for Strawberry Fields fans to view and photograph during a select number of live concert performances.

Tony also owns the worlds only existing complete Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Dick van Dyke's "Doll on a music Box” clown costume, worn in the 1968 blockbuster United Artists hit movie. This costume was originally owned and sold by Tony’s family, then recently reacquired from the UK for permanent ownership by Tony here in New York.

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Future plans include a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exhibit and fundraising events, which involved both Chitty and Strawberry Fields... a perfect British Invasion combination!!!

Strawberry Fields at Glen Cove "Downtown Sounds" Concert Series - July 25th, 2014

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Friday, July 25th, 2014 - Glen Cove “Downtown Sounds” free outdoor concert series - 7:30 pm. Located on Glen Cove Avenue, at the corner of Pratt Boulevard, Glen Cove, NY. See http://www.glencovedowntown.org/downtown-sounds for concert series information. Fun for the family... listen to great music while enjoying dining and dancing in the open downtown area.

Strawberry Fields at Brooklyn BayFest 2014 – May 18th, 2014

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014: Strawberry Fields will be performing at “BayFest 2014” – Brooklyn’s largest waterfront celebration – Main stage at 2:00 pm. It’s located at the corner of Emmons Avenue & East 27th Street, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Rain or shine. FREE fun for the entire family!!! See www.bigbayfest.org for more information.

UPDATE: Video of the Yankee Stadium Performance

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Check out performance at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29th. The photo above was taken just before the lads headed out to play in 25° F weather!
See the video in VIDEO GALLERY 4, and stills in PHOTO GALLERY 2.

CeeLo Green headlines entertainment lineup for 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

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CeeLo Green, Michelle Williams, the Cast of Jersey Boys, Broadway’s Marin Mazzie, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Strawberry Fields and More to Perform at the NHL’s Upcoming New York Outdoor Games.   
Click here for Yankee Stadium Event Information

To celebrate the Jan. 29 match-up between the Rangers and New York Islanders®, CeeLo, known for his electric stage presence and popular role as a coach on NBC's hit show The Voice, will rock Yankee Stadium during the pre-game festivities and first intermission. Williams, whose next solo album is due out later this year, will sing the U.S. national anthem; Strawberry Fields will perform in the second intermission. The Jan. 29 game, and performances, will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on NBCSN in the U.S. and TSN and RDS2 in Canada.
A limited number of tickets to the Jan. 29 game at Yankee Stadium are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL.  
Click here to BUY TICKETS

A Legacy Celebrated: Sid Bernstein

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Sid Bernstein was one of the most visionary and influential individuals in American music history. He arranged to bring the Beatles to America when they were virtually unknown and before they released a record or had any radio airplay in the States. He put the Beatles in Carnegie Hall, for their first concert ever in the United States and helped convince Ed Sullivan to have the Beatles on his show, introducing them to America and, the world… (read more)
Strawberry Fields will be among the performers at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - 7:30pm - 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC, NY 10025-6990. Click
here for tickets and additional information.

50th Anniversary of the Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show appearance.

Strawberry Fields will performing at Lucille's Grill in BB King’s Blues Club on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:00pm & 9:00pm, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. We will also be performing on February 8 at the Beatles Brunch at 12:00 Noon. There's an opportunity for everyone to attend… see you there!!!

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We're starting our 15th season!

Strawberry Fields, the longest running Beatles show on Broadway at BB Kings, is starting their 15th season, for 2014!!!

 
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Strawberry Fields appearance on Bloomberg TV - National broadcast on December 10, 2013. Follow this link to Bloomberg Newsweek.
  
I am still kicking after 24 years ++, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!
Some new surprises coming for 2014… stay tuned!
Best wishes and Happy Holidays,
Tony Garofalo – Producer, Events Coordinator for Strawberry Fields