El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

In 2012, MNN opened a state-of-the-art community media center at the old Engine Co. 53 Firehouse on East 104th Street in East Harlem. The facility features three HD production studios, including a three-camera studio, as well as editing services and a Youth Media Center. The Firehouse offers many Community Events, and Media Education workshops.

Orientation

On the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm (with a session in Spanish offered at 4:30 pm each month), The Firehouse hosts an Orienatation, offering those interested an opportunity to learn more about the classes, including our classes offered in Spanish, and the certification process. Sign up for the next Orientation here.


The Firehouse on MNN

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse broadcasts its programs on Sundays at 8:00 pm on MNN1 and Thursdays at 8:00 pm on MNN4. They feature artists, writers, poets, and filmmakers, community and social justice activists, and neighborhood residents engaged in advancing human liberation, culture, and politics for the benefit of the community. Programs are streamed on MNN.org. MNN Youth Channel programs air Monday-Friday on MNN4, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

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Firehouse News

This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on building a more accepting society in the face of violence and stigma.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on community organizations who are facing challenges that prevent them from carrying out their missions effectively.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," host Jim Vrettos chats with Rabbi Michael Lerner about the Israel/Palestine conflict and ideas for how to resolve it once and for all.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," Peter Bratsis and Michael Pelias talk with Kristin Lawler about her books, the Left Forum and the concept of capital abandonment.
Tune in this Wednesday for two must-see programs on MNN! The first features coverage of the Sports Emmy Awards and the second is a women's panel on issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

The election of Donald Trump brought to light the deep divide between the American people, which has unfortunately only fueled the violence in this country. On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Yale University law and psychiatry professor, Bandy Lee, about this history of structural violence and the power of...

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Firehouse Hours

Field Pickup and Return 
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-8pm

Edit suites 
Monday - Friday: 12pm-10pm 
Saturday 10am-6pm

Studios 
Monday - Friday: 12pm-10pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm

Firehouse Events

Join us on Friday, September 7th for the first meeting of the Firehouse's new Film Club! We will be screening "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" in our main studio. This documentary tells James Baldwin's story in his own words. Using interviews from many of Baldwin's close friends, colleagues, and critics, Karen Thorsen has created a beautiful portrait.

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Firehouse Classes

Sep 26, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
This hands-on course will explore the phases of production, scriptwriting, portable HD camera operation, composition, field audio and lighting basics.
Learn more

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