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.

Map to Firehouse

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Firehouse News

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! For today’s Clip of the Week , we bring you an episode of “From the Heart of the Barrios,” a series featured on Firehouse TV from the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center .
In recognition of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse presents events that bring film, dance, music, and art to East Harlem: Friday, November 1, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Film Club Screening of "Roberto Clemente" RSVP for this event
This month, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse celebrates Latino Heritage Month with events that will bring prominent filmmakers, community leaders, and activists to our East Harlem location. Friday, October 4, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Film Club: Screening of "Latinos Beyond Reel" Followed by a Q&A with Miguel Picker, the filmmaker RSVP for this event
MNN’s state-of-the-art Upper Manhattan production facility, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, will open on Saturday’s starting next week. The change in operating hours at the East Harlem site, effective September 29, represents MNN’s commitment to providing local residents with access to media education, production facilities, and community events on a schedule that best suits the largely residential neighborhood.
“When you produce…you’re in charge of curating a culture or genre to the world.”


Firehouse Hours

Monday - Friday: 5pm-10pm 

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

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

Tuesday - Friday: 12pm-9:30pm

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

Official 2019 Holiday Closings

Firehouse Events

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Firehouse Classes

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