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, tune in to MNN programming for an analysis of the U.S. criminal justice system and the 2016 election.
This Sunday, tune in to MNN programming featuring leaders and activists in New York City who are already doing their part to make meaningful change.
As police-community relations continue to worsen, the public demand for reform is only getting louder. This Sunday on MNN, tune in for programming that addresses some of the criminal justice system’s most pressing issues.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," Jim Vrettos chats with lawyer Martin Stolar about the broken criminal justice system and some of the tragic cases our city and nation have faced over the years.
This Sunday on MNN, tune in to programming about immigration and economic development in New York City, the issue of dark money in academia and fair access to education for those formerly involved in the criminal justice system.

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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

The story of a tight-knit community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Its residents regroup and rebuild quickly, only to find themselves threatened by a new toxic landfill slated to open just two miles away.
Join us for the screening of "Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights," the first film of its kind to focus exclusively on black women's contributions and experiences during the Civil Rights era.

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Firehouse Classes

May 13, 2017 10:00 AM
Firehouse
Prepárese aprender como producir un programa de televisión en cualquier lugar. Este curso práctico explorarán las fases de la producción, la escritura de guiones, el funcionamiento de la cámara portátil de alta definición, composición de tomas, audio de campo y conceptos básicos de iluminación.
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May 30, 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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