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

2016 has been a difficult year for many and there is still work to be done to fix what is broken in New York City and beyond. This Sunday on MNN, get educated with programming about some of the pressing issues our city and nation will be faced with in the coming year.
This Sunday on MNN, tune in to programming featuring people who aim to make changes that will improve the lives of many in New York City.
This Sunday, watch three activists discuss the importance of banding together as a country to create a more just world where everyone can thrive.
This Sunday on MNN, we’re narrowing the scope to show you New Yorkers who are diligently working to fix broken systems right here in the city and assisting those who have been negatively impacted by them.
It’s been an important week for America as a months long race finally came to an end with the election of a new president. This Sunday on MNN, we’re shifting the focus back to Manhattan as we look at local citizens who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

New Yorkers will be heading to the polls once again this November for the mayoral election, but who will be on the ballot beside incumbent Bill DeBlasio? This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Bob Gangi, director of the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) about his decision to run for mayor...

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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, June 5 as the Firehouse Film Club kicks off LGBT Pride Month with a screening of “If these Walls Could Talk 2,” the follow-up to the 1996 movie of the same name.
MNN’s Firehouse, with cinematographer/film producer Mili Bonilla, present a double feature of South African filmmaker Shelley Barry’s short films, “New York/New Brighton,” and “Whole: A Trinity of Being,” Friday, April 17.

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Firehouse Classes

Aug 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
This hands-on course teaches students principles of television production, including how to communicate your message or story, how to effectively work with a team of crew members and how to operate state-of-the-art studio and control room equipment.
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Aug 15, 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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