Creative Endeavors

A bi-monthly radio show on Maker Park Radio –

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts is a monthly radio show that hopes to inform listeners about the borough’s arts council, Staten Island Arts. The show features projects and opportunities connected to the council as well as informing the community about all the programs SI Arts offers. The show highlights past grantee projects along with informing people about upcoming grantee projects they can experience in their own neighborhoods. Through interviews with artists/creators/makers the show explores the greatest benefits of exercising creativity. The expression of creative ideas and how that expression can lead to facing the fear of failure, building self-worth, and seeing the world differently.
The show is hosted by SI Arts Deputy Director Gena Mimozo
You can tune into the show every 3rd Monday of the month from 2pm – 4pm on
To listen through a mobile device download the Mixlr or TuneIn app.
The next Creative Endeavors will be:
Monday March 19th, 2pm – 4pm
Are you a Staten Island musician who would like to submit music for the show? Email Gena at

  • Past Shows

    Episode 5 – Teresa Caliari
    This Presidents Day episode of Creative Endeavors featured music that celebrates and criticizes America. American patriotic music has been a part of the culture and history of the United States since its founding in the 18th century and has served to encourage feelings of honor for our country’s forefathers and for national unity. The tradition of protest songs in the United States is a long one that dates back to the 18th century and colonial period, the American Revolutionary War and its aftermath. Our guest is Teresa Caliari, a retired teacher and social activist, who has been awarded a 2018 DCA Premier Grant for her exhibition #ArtOfTheProtest, an interactive exhibit that takes on community movements that focus on helping immigrants, helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, and fighting racism.
    Episode 4 – Christine Dixon
    This episode of Creative Endeavors was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – you’ll hear songs that inspired him, songs that were inspired by him and you’ll even hear from the man himself! Grantee Christine Dixon will joins us to talk about her play “Harriet Tubman Herself,” based on the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Harriet’s harrowing and dangerous life unfolds as she tells her moving story of how she brought thousands of slaves and her own family to freedom before and after The Civil War. The play is based on a series of interviews Harriet gave in 1868, to a New York Sunday school teacher, and writer, Sarah Bradford whom wrote the book Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. When Dixon’s not performing, this civic minded leader, is an auxiliary police officer.
    Episode 3 – Steve Goffin
    On this special holiday episode of Creative Endeavors we played some Winter holiday favorites mixed with new holiday originals and some wintery-themed tunes mixed in for good measure.
    All music brought to you by Staten Islanders! Featuring IATSE Local 1 Stagehand Steven Goffin – a professional sound engineer, carpenter, and stagehand – fresh off his run of The Christmas Show at The St. George Theater. Gena and Steve reminisced about how they met and started working together, how Steve was once elected to be the Mayor of the North Shore, and all the fun that’s happened in between.
    Episode 2 – Courtyard Fridays Listening Party
    This episode features the team behind Court Yard Fridays, a summer concert series coming to St. George in 2018. You’ll hear from the creators as they discuss how they got involved with our Future Culture project and what it’s like to be one of the two finalists chosen to have their project produced. Tune in to get a taste of some of the music that will be performed at the series.
    Episode 1 – Melissa West
    This episode features grantee Melissa West speaking about her NYSCA funded grant project, The Staten Island Dance Project, an oral history and community archive project that focuses on collecting the stories of dancers on Staten Island. The project gave space for dancers to reflect upon their life’s work in a communal way.

About Maker Park Radio:
Maker Park Radio is dedicated to providing free music and live arts programming by broadcasting selected two hour shows via their website with video streaming and audio Mixcloud playback. It’s programming is diverse and inclusive of the many genres, communities and cultures surrounding it in Staten Island and beyond. It broadcasts 24 hours a day from Staten Island Makerspace and maintains it’s commitment to the arts and community building through it’s broadcasts and participation in arts related community events when possible.