MNN 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 Firehouse offers many Community Events, and Media Education workshops.

Orientation
On the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. The Firehouse hosts an Orientation, offering those interested an opportunity to learn more about the classes and certification process. Sign up for the next Orientation here and learn more about Firehouse Orientations here.

Orientacion
Primer Miercoles del mes a las 6:00pm. Para mas informacion sobre nuestros cursos en Español y certificacion para usar nuestros equipos y facilidades. Inscribase para la proxima Orientacion aqui.

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

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Firehouse News

Monday, July 8, 2019, to Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will be open Monday-Friday.
In observance of Independence Day, all MNN facilities will be closed ...
In observance of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day....
On Thursday, August 16th, 32 ambitious students (ages 14-23) will graduate from MNN's Summer Youth Program and become certified community producers. Learn more about the program and join us in congratulating this talented group of young people!
Maybe you’ve got a skill for storytelling, but can’t find your voice. Take your talent and broadcast for your city at Manhattan Neighborhood Network!

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Latest Firehouse Videos

After an unprecedented number of women and women of color got elected into office in the November 2018 Elections, other women were inspired to run for President in 2020.
Este programa es una respuesta a la persecución contra el periodismo decente e independiente que vive la República Dominicana en la última década.

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Firehouse Hours

Building
Monday - Friday: 5pm-10pm 

Field Pickup and Return 
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-8pm

Edit suites 
Monday - Friday: 5pm-9:30pm

Studios
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm
 

Summer (July to September)
Monday - Friday: 9am-10pm
 

Official 2019 Holiday Closings

Firehouse Events

Aug 6, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
English
After attending Orientation at either our 59th street or El Barrio Firehouse location, Manhattan residents and non-profit community organizations can take classes and start producing your very own television program to cablecast on MNN’s channels.
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Aug 7, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
Spanish
Esta sesión informativa es una oportunidad para aprender sobre MNN El Barrio Firehouse, su misión y programas. Se describirá los entrenamientos que se ofrecen, los requisitos de elegibilidad y el proceso de inscripción.
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Firehouse Classes

Aug 6, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
English
Learn how to produce a compelling and professional television show in a studio environment.
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Aug 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
English
This hands-on course will explore the production processes, portable HD camera operation, composition, field audio and lighting basics.
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