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, The Firehouse hosts an Informational Session, offering those interested an opportunity to learn more about the classes (now offered in Spanish, too) and the certification process. The next session is March 3. Seating is first come, first served; please RSVP 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.

Map to Firehouse

Latest Firehouse Videos

For today's Clip of the Week, we'd like to turn your attention to a fun new episode of "From the Heart of the Barrios," a unique and inspiring series from the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

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Firehouse News

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.
Vamos preparar para la primavera con la presentación de una tarde de poesía y amor con poeta Luty Molíns and Malín Falú. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and love at the Firehouse.
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.
The Firehouse Community kicks off the world premiere of "Who am I/¿Quien Soy?" with a photographic exhibit celebrating Dominican heritage.
Celebrate Dominican Heritage Week at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse on February 27.

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Firehouse Hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Community Events

If you're 14-21 years old, a Ramen Noodle fan, and love to debate, you're in for a good time. Come to the Firehouse Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 pm for a friendly debate on political issues that impact all of us.
Vamos preparar para la primavera con la presentación de una tarde de poesía y amor con poeta Luty Molíns and Malín Falú. Join us for an afternoon of poetry and love at the Firehouse.

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Firehouse Film Club

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.
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.

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