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, tune in to programs that look toward the future and imagine what life will look like with new leadership on both the New York State and national levels.
This October, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is hosting three special events to honor different cultures and highlight important societal issues through film, art and discussion. Check out our upcoming events and RSVP today!
It’s no secret that the U.S. criminal justice system is flawed and this Sunday on MNN, watch programming that analyzes some of the most pressing issues.
This Sunday tune in to programming that addresses some of these concerns both on the local and national level and offers suggestions for how we as a society can solve our biggest problems and create a better life for everyone.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming that features opposing groups who are all trying to make their voices heard and achieve their collective goals.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

The election of Donald Trump brought to light the deep divide between the American people, which has unfortunately only fueled the violence in this country. On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with Yale University law and psychiatry professor, Bandy Lee, about this history of structural violence and the power of...

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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 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Firehouse
Street Fun Feast, afternoon and evening, a street party with a difference be there ! be involved!
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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.

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Firehouse Classes

Jun 13, 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.
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Jun 20, 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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