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

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!
We know it can be tough to find activities that don’t come with a price tag in New York City, but lucky for you, MNN is offering three free events this month at our El Barrio Firehouse. Check it out!
A new partnership between MNN and the High School for Media and Communications (HSMC) in Washington Heights gives high school students access to high tech media production tools and training.
Make your way over to East Harlem this month to check out our free events at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

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Latest Firehouse Videos

Manhattan Neighborhood Network is a public access channel that helps New Yorkers with a career in media production. Stop by for a free information session, held in English on the first Tuesday of the month, and Spanish on the first Wednesday.

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Firehouse Hours

Building
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 

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

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

Firehouse Events

Nov 6, 2018 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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Nov 7, 2018 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

Nov 6, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
English
This intermediate-level, hands-on course will explore portable HD camera operation, shot composition, field audio and lighting basics.
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Nov 7, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: 
Firehouse
Language: 
English
Using professional digital editing software, this course will explore basic video and audio editing, importing and exporting footage, and applying basic transitions, titles and effects.
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