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 on "The Radical Imagination," Jim Vrettos chats with his wife and licensed psychotherapist, Beatty Cohan-Vrettos, about how our society can develop healthier and more loving relationships in a world that is full of fear and hurt.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on building a more accepting society in the face of violence and stigma.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on community organizations who are facing challenges that prevent them from carrying out their missions effectively.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," host Jim Vrettos chats with Rabbi Michael Lerner about the Israel/Palestine conflict and ideas for how to resolve it once and for all.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," Peter Bratsis and Michael Pelias talk with Kristin Lawler about her books, the Left Forum and the concept of capital abandonment.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

America has been a capitalist country for ages, but not everyone believes this system is what’s best for the majority. On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” the show ends it’s one year anniversary celebrations by bringing back past guest, Professor Richard Wolff. On this episode, the pair will discuss the flaws of capitalism and reflect on what needs to be done to...

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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 for an important Film Club screening of "The Throwaways" on 2/6 at the Firehouse. The award-winning documentary is a call to action for the rising national movement protesting the wave of police brutality against young black men in America.
Today more relevant than ever, come see the film and join us for a discussion of the ongoing struggles we still face today. This event is free, but you must RSVP here.

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Firehouse Classes

May 31, 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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Jun 6, 2017 11:00 AM
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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