Strawberry Fields Forever

Central Park Conservancy guided tour

It’s been almost forty years since John Lennon left us. (Can you believe it?) Gone, but, to use an old cliché, not forgotten. His music is just as relevant today and, as far as we’re concerned, will live forever.

The Strawberry Fields Imagine plaque

The Imagine Plaque in Strawberry Fields

The often-visited marker is dedicated to the much-beloved artist embedded in the path in Central Park at 72nd and Central Park West located directly across from the Dakota.

Most people know the Dakota was John Lennon’s apartment building (and sadly, he was killed at the entrance on December 8th, 1980). His widow Yoko still resides there, along with the white grand piano that the musical legend used to compose Imagine.

The Dakota Apartment Building


On Friday, January 25th, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Central Park Conservancy Guides are offering a guided tour of Southwest Central Park.

Along with Strawberry Fields, tour highlights include Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, and the iconic restaurant, Tavern on the Green. They’ll be full of facts, and figures and a whole lot of history about this section of our most famous village green.

Where to meet

Folks eager to join the Strawberry Fields guided tour should meet at 1:45 at the Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West.

Tickets for the 90-minute tour should be purchased in advance; they’ll only set you back $15. Purchase tickets here

Tours take place rain or shine, unless the weather is completely crazy. And bundle up–it’s cold out there!

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