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

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, but 1 in 8 don’t even know it. Tune in to NBLCA's Health Action TV this Sunday to learn more about testing, treatment and talking with your partner about it.
This Sunday on MNN, tune in to programs featuring New Yorkers who are fighting for those who have been marginalized and working hard to ensure they receive the rights they deserve.
While certain Cabinet picks are resigning and the FBI is investigating Russia’s involvement in the election of Trump, the public is being kept in the dark and demanding answers. This Sunday on MNN, tune in to programming that aims to shed light on the government’s actions on both the local and federal levels.
It’s the first day of March, which means it’s officially Women’s History Month! To celebrate, MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is hosting two special events. Learn more and RSVP.
It’s been just over a month since our new president took office and the protests continue around the nation. This Sunday on MNN, watch programming that analyzes Trump’s first month on the job and speculates what we can expect moving forward.

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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

Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of street life more than a decade ago and became a Muslim. Now he must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world. "This film gives audiences an insider’s view of a little-known cultural fusion between Muslims and street beats that has been developing since the very beginnings of hip-hop culture. The result is a surprising challenge to stereotypes of both Muslims and urban youth in America that encourages viewers to look critically at the 'clash of civilizations' between Islam and the West." POV
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Jan 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the screening of award-winning film Every Child is Born a Poet: the Life and Works of Piri Thomas, by Jonathan Robinson.
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Firehouse Classes

Jul 18, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Este curso práctico enseñara a los estudiantes los principios de producción de televisión, incluyendo cómo comunicar su mensaje o historia, cómo trabajar eficazmente con los miembros de equipo y la forma de operar y controlar de equipos de estudio modernos.
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Jul 25, 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.
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