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.

Map to Firehouse

Firehouse News

The weekend is almost here and you can bet that NYC youth are looking forward to a long weekend so they can rest, relax and regroup. Luckily when the weekend is over, there’s still something to look forward to: Youth Channel programming on MNN!
With Obama’s farewell speech said and done and Trump’s inauguration coming up, the American people are anxiously waiting to see what changes this transfer of power will bring. This Sunday on MNN, watch as New Yorkers share their concerns, hopes and ideas for this new chapter in history.
Given the current state of the country, it’s easy to sit back and feel helpless. However, there are plenty of ways you can make a difference right here in Manhattan. This Sunday on MNN, we’ll show you programming featuring New Yorkers who are taking charge and fighting for the causes they’re passionate about.
The holiday festivities may be over, but MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is keeping the cheer alive with FREE events all month long! Check out the events happening this month and reserve your spot.
This Sunday, ring in the new year with MNN as we take a look at some key issues our city will face in 2017 and offer ideas about how you can make positive changes in your life as we move into the new year.

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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

Sep 12, 2015 2:00 PM
Firehouse
Vamos a explorar juntos como ejecutar su ideas para realizar su programa.
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Sep 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Firehouse
Street Fun Feast, afternoon and evening, a street party with a difference be there ! be involved!
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Firehouse Classes

Aug 2, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
In this course, students will learn basic editing techniques to produce engaging, high-quality media. Using professional digital editing software, this course will explore navigating the interface, importing and exporting footage, trimming, audio editing and applying basic transitions, titles and effects.
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Aug 15, 2017 11:00 AM
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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