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    Emerson Resort and Spa“Better than the Fourth of July! “ ~ CBS This Morning

    The Emerson Kaleidoscope
    America’s Largest Kaleidoscope has been mesmerizing guests since 1996. The silo is over 56 feet tall and is a multi-media presentation that wows audiences with brilliant moving images and theater-quality sound. The overall kaleidoscope concept was designed by award winning kaleidoscope artist Charles Karadimos. The specially-created video used as the imagery for the kaleidoscope was designed by Isaac Abrams, a pioneer in the psychedelic art movement of the 60’s, and his son, Raphael, a computer artist. Accompanying the visuals is a musical score by Gary Burke, a local composer and drummer who has worked with Frances Ford Coppola and Bob Dylan. Listen for hints of folk, jazz, big band, psychedelic rock and patriotic grandeur.

    The video’s 3-dimensional effect is created using a tapered, three-mirror system. Each mirror is 37 feet tall and weighs 2.5 tons. Combined, they form a precise pyramid tapering from 15 feet at the bottom to 5 feet at the top. They reflect a constantly evolving virtual sphere with a 50 foot radius.

    The Kaleidoshow runs every 10 minutes throughout the day. Admission is $5 per show per person and is complimentary to all Emerson guests. Children 11 and under are free.

    Enjoy one of three different Kaleidoshows:

    America, The House We Live In:
    A look at the history of America from settlement days through the first space walks and the sixties.

    A peaceful trip through the seasons

    Hexagram Holiday:
    The perfect artistic inspiration for the holiday season.

    The Kaleidostore at The Emerson

    Emerson Resort and Spa
    After the show, spend some time wandering through the Kaleidostore. The Kaleidostore features a collection of spectacular kaleidoscopes, many of which are one-of-a-kind, designed by kaleidoscope artists from around the world. Discover the history and magic of kaleidoscopes when you speak to Linda Prinzivalli – Linda has been with the Kaleidostore since it first opened and is responsible for turning many Emerson guests into Kaleidoscope collectors!


    The Kaleidostore is open Sunday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For more information, contact the Kaleidostore at 877-688-2828, ext. 7654 or email


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      5340 Rt. 28
      Mt Tremper, NY 12457
      Phone: 877-688-2828
      Fax: 845-688-2655

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