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 MNN, watch programming that features New Yorkers who are joining the fight to make America a safe haven for everyone.
Tune in to MNN this Sunday night for programming that's all about New Yorkers who are ready to take a stand in their communities.
This Sunday on MNN, we have a very special lineup of programming that offers a local perspective on some of the key issues at hand including immigration, refugees, widespread violence and more.
It’s been a chaotic week for Americans as we watched our new president take office and get started on his agenda. This Sunday, take a break from mainstream political news and tune in to MNN for programming that features local voices who are dedicated to supporting the prosperity of our city and its people.
With the inauguration upon us and the Women’s March following closely behind, America is in for a historic weekend. As you ponder what the next four years will look like, tune in to MNN this Sunday to see programming about individuals who are doing their part to create positive change in the face of the unknown.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

Last year’s election exposed the massive divide that exists in our country, not just across party lines but within parties themselves. On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” Jim Vrettos talks with Co-Coordinator of the Left Forum , Marcus Graetsch, about how to bring the left together during these divisive times and what the goals...

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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 15, 2015 6:30 PM
Firehouse
MNN El Barrio Firehouse is pleased to present the screening of two short films from the organization Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a grassroots, immigrant-led organization that fights against gentrification and displacement in East Harlem.
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Sep 12, 2015 4:00 PM
Firehouse
Continue your technical training at MNN!!
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Firehouse Classes

Aug 1, 2017 6:00 PM
Firehouse
After attending Orientation, Manhattan residents and non-profit community organizations are able to enroll in MNN’s free media education courses for both adults and youths.
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Aug 2, 2017 6:00 PM
Firehouse
Esta sesión informativa es una oportunidad para aprender sobre MNN El Barrio Firehouse, su misión y programas. Se describirá los entrenamientos que se ofrecen, los requisitos de elegibilidad y el proceso de inscripción.
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