Visit MNN This Fall!

Summer is winding down, and at MNN, we're getting ready for an exciting fall! MNN is a place for learning, creating, and collaborating and this fall we have a full slate of events at both our 59th St. Facility and the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Whether you want to get to know your community, prepare for our digital transition or create a promo to showcase your series, MNN has an event for you!

If you're new to MNN and want to get involved, be sure to attend an upcoming Orientation, with sessions in English and Spanish at both our 59th St. Facility and the El Barrio Firehouse. Click here to find an upcoming date!

All events are free, we simply ask that you register in advance.

“De Colores: A Street Party with a Difference”

Saturday, September 19, 12:00 pm - late

104th Street (btw 3rd and Lex Av)

Residents of 104th Street (btw. 3rd and Lex Av) and a team of dedicated volunteers are planning a block party with a difference. The day will offer tours of local businesses, entertainment, music and more. The El Barrio Firehouse team will be offering tours of our studios and showcasing programs by MNN Firehouse Community Producers, so stop by, say hi and get involved in your community!

Click here to register.

“Studio Producer Labs”

Saturday, September 26, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm & Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

59th St. Facility

Attend a three or four-hour lab session to obtain professional, hands-on help from a MNN staff member. You will have the opportunity to practice using any of MNN’s Studio Production equipment, including equipment in the Express Studio. These labs are held twice a month and are open to Certified Studio Producers (MNN’s upgraded HD Studio) and students currently enrolled in Studio Production.

Click here to RSVP for 9/26

Click here to RSVP for 9/30

“Promo Day”

Tuesday, September 29, 2 pm - 8 pm 

59th St. Studios

MNN will provide the studio, background, music and editing, while you provide the talent to produce a 30-second promo. Space is limited, and the event is open to active series producers only. 

Click here to sign up. Please note: We will not accommodate walk-in participants for Promo day.

“A Closer Look: From Tape to Tapeless”

Thursday, October 1, sessions at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

59th St. Studios

By the end of this year, MNN will be tapeless and will only accept digital program uploads. Learn everything you need to know to go 100% digital.

Click here to RSVP for the 1:00 pm session.

Click here to RSVP for the 7:00 pm session.

Water Drums, An Ancestral Encounter

Friday, October 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center (104th St. Between Lex and 3rd Aves.)

This documentary discusses cultural resistance and the recognitions of the collective memory of Venezuela's black communities, who are descendants of cimarrones, or runaway slaves. 

Filmed in Venezuela and Cameroon, Water, Drums, An Ancestral Encounter elaborates on the connection between the water drums played along the rivers of various Afro-descendants of Venezuela.

Click here to RSVP.

“Mix & Mingle”

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

59th St. Studios

Mix & Mingle events are the perfect opportunity to connect with MNN producers, catch up on what's happening at MNN and meet members of MNN's professional staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to RSVP.