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.

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

Watch Firehouse TV on Thursday and Sunday for coverage of the 2015 Left Forum!
Starting Monday, July 5, 2015 the Firehouse will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-9:00pm, and will resume its regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule following Labor Day (Monday, September 7).
MNN's Youth Media Center wants young artists of color to talk about their work as part of our #ArtTalk series!
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Meda Center Director Zenaida Mendez talks with Danny Tisdale of HarlemWorld Magazine about the future of the Firehouse!
While mainstream media focuses on marriage equality as a central issue of the LGBTQ community, there are other nuances and concerns that haven’t generally been discussed as openly and thoroughly. Join us at MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse for a conversation on the other issues impacting the LGBTQ community, particularly those that affect marginalized populations. Che Gossett, community...

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Firehouse Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Community Events

Sep 1, 2015 6:00 PM
Firehouse
At our Orientation, you can learn about MNN and how you can be involved. 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. A limited number of classes are available in Spanish.
Learn more
Jul 7, 2015 6:00 PM
Firehouse
At our Orientation, you can learn about MNN and how you can be involved. 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. A limited number of classes are available in Spanish.
Learn more

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Firehouse Film Club

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.
MNN’s Firehouse, with cinematographer/film producer Mili Bonilla, present a double feature of South African filmmaker Shelley Barry’s short films, “New York/New Brighton,” and “Whole: A Trinity of Being,” Friday, April 17.

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