Strawberry Fields Returns to the Highline Ballroom, NYC, Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Strawberry Fields returns to the Highline Ballroom! Located at 431 West 16th Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.
For tickets and reservations, call 212-414-5994 to go to link:

Strawberry Fields Performing “Hard Day’s Night” Album at the United Palace Theater, NYC, Sunday September 23, 2018


Strawberry Fields performs at the United Palace of Cultural Arts Theater on September 23rd, 2018, with a showing of the original Beatles ‘Hard Day’s Night’ movie on its 30 ft. movie screen in HD Dolby Sound! This will be a very special night celebrating the Beatles 1964 movie and its musical soundtrack at New York’s landmark historic 1930’s theater, completely refurbished to its original opening day glory… a “must see” tour while you’re there!

Located at 4140 Broadway, New York City, NY 10033. Doors open at 4:00 pm… stay posted for changes and updates!

For tickets and concert update information, call (212) 568-1157, or (212) 568-6700, Ext. 215, or see website at

Beatles All-You-Can-Eat BBQ and Full Costume Show, 4:00 pm, August 19, 2018 - Patchogue NY 11772


Beatles BBQ at 89 North Music Venue - Located at 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772. Pay one price for both the All-You-Can-Eat BBQ and Strawberry Fields performing in full costume… a show for all ages!
BBQ menu includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Salad, Potato Salad, Corn, and Rainbow Ices for dessert.

Ticket prices: Adults $25 for BBQ and Show, $5 for children under 12.
General admission for 6:00 pm SHOW ONLY is $10.

BBQ Doors are open at 4:00 pm (until 6:00 pm).
Show starts at 6:15 pm.

For more information:

The Beatles Brunch rides again on Sunday 06/10/18 at “The Cutting Room” NYC


NEW! Strawberry Fields continues its legendary Beatles Brunch performance at the Cutting Room NYC on Sunday June 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm. See the Beatles Tribute Band from Long Island that started it all, performing in full costume! Special guest host / Q&A with Richard Langham, assistant recording engineer for the Beatles first two albums recorded at Abbey Road Studios!

Located at 44 East 32st Street, NYC 10016 (between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue). Conveniently near all city transportation, and only 2 blocks from Penn Station.

Doors open at 12:00 noon, showtime at 1:00 pm. Advance tickets $25, day of show tickets at the door $30, with a $20 minimum per person. Come see Strawberry Fields perform their legendary show in full costume playing all the Hits of the Beatles!

Tickets now on sale by phone: 212-691-1900
or Purchase tickets online at:

Cutting Room Website:

BB King Blues Club Closes... Strawberry Fields Plays Last Tribute Show at the Venue

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After 18 years of playing BB King’s Saturday brunch, Strawberry Fields, one of the most heralded of Beatles tribute bands, played for the last time at the celebrated live-music venue in Times Square.

The room was packed with appreciative fans, family and friends, many who have been regulars, and many who were out-of-towners enjoying this slice of New York.

Read more…

Chitty Chity Bang Bang Featured on Cover of Hemmings Classic Car Magazine April 2018 Issue

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“We are proud to announce the April 2018 issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine on sale now. This spectacular issue contains a beautifully written story about our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car, featured as the cover story with before and after build photos, pictures of the builder Tony Garofalo with Dick Van Dyke, as well as the entire history of this spectacular build produced by Tony Garofalo!”

“This car is New York’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car, the same car that was featured in the New York Times, The 2016 NY International Auto Show, driven and signed by actor Dick Van Dyke, and autographed by actress Chita Rivera! The car is road legal and crafted in spectacular detail with Wood, Brass, and Stainless Steel… a Fantasmagorical Motor Car!!!”

Check your local book & magazine retailer now!
For subscription information:

Strawberry Fields Headlines at 4th Annual ShamRock Shindig Event, on Thursday, March 15, 2018


ADD Presents the 4th Annual “ShamROCK Shindig” at the Riverhead Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. Join us for food, music, and fun! Doors open at 6:00 pm. Event is from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Tickets and info available at

An Interview With Tony Garofalo, founding member of Strawberry Fields

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Tony Garofalo, the original founding member of Strawberry Fields and John Lennon impersonator, chatted with Digital Journal about their Beatles tribute act.
Read the article at

Celebrate New Year's Day 2018 with Strawberry Fields!


Come celebrate the beginning of our 19th year at BB kings Blues Club Times Square on New Year’s Day 01/01/18. Show starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:00 pm. Tickets on sale now at or at

November 19th, 2017 - See Chitty and Tony at the United Palace of Cultural Arts Annual Movie Gala's Showing of 'Chity Chity Bang Bang' with Guest Appearance by Tony Award-Winning Actress Chita Rivera


“Come see New York’s own Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car LIVE and in-person, along with an appearance by Hollywood and Broadway legend “Chita Rivera” at the historic United Palace Theatre in NYC!!! Special guest packages available for purchase include the pre-show VIP reception and photo with the car, or a meet-and-greet with Chita Rivera. General Ticket purchase also includes a full theatre projection screening of the 1968 movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”!

Q&A sessions with Chita Rivera and the car’s builder, Tony Garofalo, will also be part of the event itinerary.

Theater is located at 4140 Broadway, at 175th Street, New York, NY 10033
Call 212-568-1157 for information. The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Doors & Photo Next to Car: 2:30pm | Meet & Greet with Chita: 3pm
Pre-Show: 4pm | Movie 4:45pm
Movie tickets: $15 Adults, Kids $5 | Photo next to Car: $20
Meet & Greet with Chita: $100
Groups of 8 or more: $5 per movie ticket.

Ticket info and package prices are available at:, and also 

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


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:

Backstage at Arlington Music Hall, Arlington, Texas


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

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


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.

Chitty Chitty website now LIVE!


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

Visit 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


Tony’s car is on the road!
Watch the ‘Barcroft Cars’ interview with Tony Garofalo on YouTube:

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:

Lynbrook HERALD: With a little help from his friends


Lynbrook HERALD:
With a little help from his friends

Tony Garofalo builds iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car,72149?page=1&content_source=

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


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:

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

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.


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!



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

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 - 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


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!!!

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

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:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Beatles Fans Unite!!!

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.

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.


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


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 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

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 for more information.

UPDATE: Video of the Yankee Stadium Performance

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 and, 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!!!


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!!!

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