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W. Park Dr. and W. 72nd St., New York City, NY 10023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There was a sign designating this simple ground memorial as a “quiet space” but in addition to the understandable crowds, there were buskers and souvenir stalls making a serious racket.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've stopped by here a few times and am always impressed how many people are there. Seems like there is always someone there with a guitar singing Lennon songs and how many people love to sit/stand and listen, taking it all in.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MyersFamilyTravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Central Park is a wonderful place to visit and a must see is the Strawberry Fields area which has a fitting memorial to John Lennon. Many Beatles fans head for this area where you can find musicians playing classic tunes!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MrStorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great peaceful place to remember John Lennon and his great contribution to popular culture and music.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a nice simple memorial. numerous tourists singing and dancing to a street performer playing all his songs.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Saskeddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get ready to sing some of The Beatles’ more remarkable songs along with the fans visiting the place and street artists paying their respects.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ilobleu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't have missed this. My kids are also huge Beatles fans and we came to pay our respects. It's a lovely spot, the memorial is beautiful, and the petals placed along the peace sign were a nice touch. However, like other reviewers, I was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LexiV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had just met Julian Lennon the previous night at a book launch and then revisiting the Memorial reassured me that years after today's politicians are gone and forgotten, our memories and respect for a wonderful man will live on forever. Although large crowds minimise the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday’s aren’t the day to go here. Far too busy. Would be lovely with 10% of the crowd but when packed all the magic is gone.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JonnyWilde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Yoko for preserving this area of Central Park, and the IMAGINE mosaic in memory of John Lennon. It’s a beautiful part of the Park.

Date of experience: April 2019
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michellesssmp
August 23, 2017|
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Response from LindaJohannesburg_SA | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We were there in August in the middle of summer and it was very hot. You would be able to do the walk around the teardrop shape garden path, but if it snows the "Imagine" mosaic on the path would be covered... More
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Chris A
August 25, 2016|
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Response from EHAB72NY | Reviewed this property |
It's 1 w 72 St. That's where he lived it's called the Dakota building and once you there in the corner you'll find it if you ask anyone where the memorial they will tell you.
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stagetogo
March 29, 2016|
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We where glad there was market traders as some of the rubbish sold just to make a quick buck And John would not liked it Just be glad to be there take a picture and enjoy the moments
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