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.


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.
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.
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.
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