Saddle Rock Elementary
10 Hawthorne Lane, Great Neck, New York 11023
(516) 441-4460
Open 4pm-10:00pm Monday-Thursday;

The Great Neck Library: Station Branch
26 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 466-8055 ext. 218
6pm-midnight Friday and Saturday
E-mail us at levels@greatnecklibrary.org

At Levels, if you have an idea, we have a place where you can do it. Have a rock band who's looking for a place to play? Want to host your own talk show? Record an album? Do something you're afraid people will tell you you're crazy for attempting? This is the place. Below are some of the things we've helped teens create...


Richard Feder was a finalist in "The Rhythm and The Raven" video contest on ProjectEd.org in March of 2013. He did a great job setting Edgar Allan Poe's words to music, as well as shooting a super cool video!


Student filmmaker Emi Schaufeld saw an online call for entries for American University's Spring 2012 Eco-Comedy Video Competition. She decided to parody the "Epic Rap Battles" web-series with a rap battle between Fossil Fuel and Green Energy. With the help of the Levels staff and students Russell Katz, Richard Feder, Yuval Ben-Hayun, Polina Pittell, Jonathan Schindler and Ali Walker, she created the following YouTube video and wound up as a Runner-Up in the contest!

            We had a group of kids who wanted to do a Vegas lounge act for a huge crowd at a local park. We called up the Park District and made it happen. We gave the public a bunch of teens dressed to the nines and singing the hits of Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Tony Bennett -- some seriously, and some in super-campy Vegas style -- and the audience ate it up with a spoon.

CHECK OUT CLIPS FROM
"STRAIGHT FROM VEGAS" right here:
"Copacabana": Robert DiGiovanni & Showgirls

"Last Dance": Erica Kaya Hill & Company



(CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE FOR A CLOSER LOOK:
WARNING -- 9.7 MB FILE stitched together from several photos! )

Levels' students have been commissioned by the library to paint giant wall-sized murals that cover the library's snack bar, under the direction of Levels former art coordinator Alyson Bradbury. The first was an open-air Tuscan garden filled with fountains and plants. The most recent, pictured above, is an aquarium filled with all kinds of colorful sea life.


Student Rachel Marks came to us with ROCK 4 A CURE, a benefit concert to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Performers included Straight Up (seen above).


Levels recording artist Denysson Arboleda shows off one of our "Levels SuperJams" CDs, which are yearly compilations of music created and performed entirely by Levels teens (including some by Denysson himself). That's a full digital recording studio you see behind Denysson, so come down and talk to Kris if you want to learn how to record your own original music!

We also manned a craft booth at the Special Olympics, to entertain the athletes between competitions. L-R: Jessica Schildkraut, Dan Holzberg, Robert DiGiovanni, Tais Szilagi and art coordinator Alyson Bradbury.

Every spring we celebrate Levels' birthday (it was "born" in 1974) with a day-long picnic at a local park, featuring food, frisbee, softball, and just a general good time in the great outdoors. Some candid picnic pics follow...


Levels...we do that.