Firehouse Community Events

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse is committed to collaboration and community building. Toward this goal, the Firehouse presents a variety of events on social justice and cultural issues to encourage dialogue and networking among activists, artists, neighborhood residents, and local cultural and media organizations. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, activities include panel discussions, book presentations, cultural performances, film screenings and community celebrations.

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club celebrates films about the African and Latin diaspora experience in the United States and the global struggle for human rights. It offers a forum for discussions on history, politics, education, community, spirituality and more. Intended for intergenerational audiences, the screenings are free and open to the public.

The Film Club meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the first Friday of every month.


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.
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.
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.
In honor of Women's History Day, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is pleased to host a panel discussion on "The State of Women in New York City."
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.