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.

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.

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 Youth Channel programs air Monday-Friday on MNN4, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

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Firehouse News

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.
The free gatherings we hold in our 59th Street and El Barrio Firehouse studios offer a chance for community producers to network, pick up technical tips and-- of course-- have fun. We've got an absolutely stellar lineup this fall. Check out the list (and RSVP links) below! Thursday, October 9: Design Yourself: Personal Branding From 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 at the...
Looking to kick-start your career as a media producer? Own a business-- or aspire to someday? Come to "Design Yourself: Personal Branding," a free upcoming workshop at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center . Firehouse producer Nadia Y. Munoz will explain how successful brands have launched and grown, and...
We are SO impressed with the Youth Channel producers at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center ! The media they're creating is critical, hard-hitting and change-making. Case in point: "Space Violence," which we're featuring as today's Clip of the Week .
Where can you find a discussion on medical marijuana, a panel with Latino Documentary Filmmakers and in-depth coverage of how Manhattan plans to tackle issues like affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and resiliency? Only on MNN1 this Sunday night! We have an amazing lineup of can't-miss programs:


Latest Firehouse Videos

When you think of violence, what is the first thought that comes to mind? On this episode of “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice talks to CODEPINK and Global Exchange Founder, Medea Benjamin, about the way our society glorifies violence and how these views perpetuate the continuation of it. “The Radical Imagination” airs...


Firehouse Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 9am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm 

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

Edit suites 
Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm 

Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm 

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

Official 2019 Holiday Closings

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Firehouse Classes

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