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 night on MNN, get ready to feel motivated with all-new programming that features people from different walks of life who are working together to achieve the same goal.
This Sunday, tune in to MNN for all-new episodes of "The Radical Imagination" and "Both Sides of the Bars" featuring individuals who are working to solve problems on a local and national level.
This Sunday, tune in for a night of election-focused programming featuring voices and opinions you may not hear on mainstream news broadcasts.
This Sunday, watch MNN programming for glimpse into the future of our borough and the nation at large.
This Sunday, tune in to MNN programming featuring two people who are determined to break the cycle of hate and suffering in order to make a real impact on the lives of others.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

Most Americans have an opinion about President Elect Donald Trump, but member of the "Central Park Five" Yusef Salaam has a unique personal connection to our new President. On this episode of "The Radical Imagination," Mr. Salaam appears with host Jim Vrettos to talk about his experience with the corrupt criminal justice system, where he spent his formative years after being...

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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

May 9, 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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May 10, 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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