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

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.
Outgoing director Iris Morales leaves behind a dynamic center with a strong foundation of community and youth engagement at MNN’s East Harlem Facility
Calling all young aspiring media makers in New York City! MNN’s Youth Channel (YC), the education and training program for young Manhattan residents, seeks applicants for its Digital Journalism Internship. Interested candidates aged 18 to 24 should apply by Thursday, December 11th.

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Firehouse Hours

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

Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Community Events

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 Film Club

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.
Join us for an important Film Club screening of "The Throwaways" on 2/6 at the Firehouse. The award-winning documentary is a call to action for the rising national movement protesting the wave of police brutality against young black men in America.

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