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 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...
Documentary about the events surrounding the New York City Housing Authority's Land Lease Initiative known as Infill. Panel discussion will follow the screening. Please RSVP here ...
Come join us for the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club, every first Friday of the month at 6:30PM. This month's screening is Yuri Kochiyama : Passion for Justice. MNN El Barrio Community Media Firehouse is located at 175 East 104 street, bewteen Lexington and Third avenues. RSVP here
Join us on Friday, September 7th for the first meeting of the Firehouse's new Film Club! We will be screening "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" in our main studio. This documentary tells James Baldwin's story in his own words. Using interviews from many of Baldwin's close friends, colleagues, and critics, Karen Thorsen has created a beautiful portrait.