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 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

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.
Today more relevant than ever, come see the film and join us for a discussion of the ongoing struggles we still face today. This event is free, but you must RSVP here.
On Friday, December 5th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club presents Every Mother's Son, a film profiling three mothers united in their mission to seek justice after their sons become victims of police brutality.
Save the dates! On November 13th, 14th and 15th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host more than a dozen movie screenings as part of the 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF).
On Friday, November 7th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club presents Mi Puerto Rico, a moving documentary that explores the island's varied, rich cultural traditions and the role of United States colonialism on the Puerto Rican diaspora experience.

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Firehouse Hours

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

Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Community Events

Join us opening day for an art exhibit, listen to music and mingle with the artists. Come back the next day for a panel discussion featuring a few of the artists talking about their journey. Don't miss it, RSVP here...
The National Boricua Human Rights Network, New York Chapter & MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center invite you to a special presentation and filming of Crime Against Humanity: A Play About Oscar López Rivera on Friday, May 9, 2014. RSVP is required; Space is limited...

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Firehouse Film Club

Today more relevant than ever, come see the film and join us for a discussion of the ongoing struggles we still face today. This event is free, but you must RSVP here.
This film presents an intimate look at the dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the United States through Mexico. As the immigration debate continues, this film brings understanding to the urgent issues facing the people of Central American and why they leave home. Join us, RSVP here

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