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 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.
This Sunday, tune in to MNN programming for an analysis of the U.S. criminal justice system and the 2016 election.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

America’s criminal justice system has been corrupt for decades and many are worried that the Trump administration will only cause more damage. On this episode of The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Ronald Day talks with Dr. Gary Mendez, executive director and founder of the National Trust for the Development of African American Men, and Ronald “...
While the problems we face today are not new, our leaders’ response to them has caused many Americans to protest louder than ever before. On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Lynne Echenberg, director of strategic initiatives at Good Shepherd Services, about Lyndon B. Johnson’s “The Great Society” and how it differs from...

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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

This film presents an intimate look at the dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the United States through Mexico. As the immigration debate continues, this film brings understanding to the urgent issues facing the people of Central American and why they leave home. Join us, RSVP here
This film explores the issues in education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina students from across the United States; and offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students, their families, educators, and community leaders. Please click here to...

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Firehouse Classes

Sep 12, 2017 6:30 PM
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.
Learn more
Sep 12, 2017 6:30 PM
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.
Learn more

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