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 "The Radical Imagination," Jim Vrettos chats with his wife and licensed psychotherapist, Beatty Cohan-Vrettos, about how our society can develop healthier and more loving relationships in a world that is full of fear and hurt.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on building a more accepting society in the face of violence and stigma.
This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on community organizations who are facing challenges that prevent them from carrying out their missions effectively.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," host Jim Vrettos chats with Rabbi Michael Lerner about the Israel/Palestine conflict and ideas for how to resolve it once and for all.
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," Peter Bratsis and Michael Pelias talk with Kristin Lawler about her books, the Left Forum and the concept of capital abandonment.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

Every day, more and more violent and tragic events are happening across the country and the American people continue to ask “when will it end?” On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice talks with Melvin “Mel” Blackman about the dire need for societal change,...
This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," host Jim Vrettos chats with Mel Blackman, founder of "The Burning House Project" about the dire need for societal change, the power of the American people to facilitate it and what his organization is doing to help.

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Firehouse Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm

Firehouse Events

Jun 10, 2016 6:00 PM
Firehouse
MNN El Barrio Firehouse is pleased to Kick-off a two-year exhibition tour of artwork by the group: “7 Mujeres en Movimiento / 7 Women in Movement”
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Jun 3, 2016 6:30 PM
Firehouse
MNN El Barrio Firehouse presents Roberto Clemente, Documentary film about the exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on issues of civil rights and racism. Film by Bernardo Ruiz (2008. 60 min.)
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Firehouse Classes

Jul 5, 2016 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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Jul 6, 2016 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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