MNN 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.

On the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. The Firehouse hosts an Orientation, offering those interested an opportunity to learn more about the classes and certification process. Sign up for the next Orientation here.

Primer Miercoles del mes a las 6:00pm. Para mas informacion sobre nuestros cursos en Español y certificacion para usar nuestros equipos y facilidades. Inscribase para la proxima Orientacion aqui.

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 Youth Channel programs air Monday-Friday on MNN4, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

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Firehouse News

MNN exists to give voice to the people, and now the network is set to make freedom-of-speech history. Tomorrow MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host the first-ever televised forum for candidates in the running to represent the United States and Canada in Ecuador’s National Assembly, the country’s legislative branch.
With two weeks now under their belts creating original programming at MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center , producers are weighing in on what they see as the benefits, challenges and very exciting implications of working with brand-new, state-of-the-art technology and equipment. New toys
It’s been an exciting week here at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, as we’ve begun the process of giving a thorough technological renovation to our 59th Street studios. Just as exciting is the fact that, in temporarily closing the doors at 59th Street, we’re getting more use out of our beautiful studios at El Barrio Firehouse Community Center in Harlem. MNN producers will work from the stunning facility exclusively for the next few months, and so far they’ve been very impressed with the space and equipment.
Hey, MNN producers! Want to boost your audience? Or maximize your social-media outreach? Or streamline the process you use to share your work? You’ll learn to do all of this and more during the free webinar MNN is offering on January 9 at 9pm.
Story and Photo by: Don Rojas It was an evening filled with youthful exuberance, hope, and promise. Fifteen excited young people from around the City of New York had gathered on mid-summer's eve at MNN’s new, cutting-edge Firehouse media center in the heart of Spanish Harlem on 104th Street. With friends and family in the audience, they celebrated the first-ever screening of youth produced mini documentaries at the media center, also known as the ‘Old Firehouse’.


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Firehouse Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 9am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm 

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

Edit suites 
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm 

Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm 

Summer (July to September)
Monday - Friday: 9am-10pm

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