Firehouse Community Events

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse is committed to collaboration and community building. Toward this goal, the Firehouse presents a variety of events on social justice and cultural issues to encourage dialogue and networking among activists, artists, neighborhood residents, and local cultural and media organizations. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, activities include panel discussions, book presentations, cultural performances, film screenings and community celebrations.

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club celebrates films about the African and Latin diaspora experience in the United States and the global struggle for human rights. It offers a forum for discussions on history, politics, education, community, spirituality and more. Intended for intergenerational audiences, the screenings are free and open to the public.

The Film Club meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the first Friday of every month.


Join us for an important Film Club screening of "The Throwaways" on 2/6 at the Firehouse. The award-winning documentary is a call to action for the rising national movement protesting the wave of police brutality against young black men in America.
Today more relevant than ever, come see the film and join us for a discussion of the ongoing struggles we still face today. This event is free, but you must RSVP here.
This film presents an intimate look at the dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the United States through Mexico. As the immigration debate continues, this film brings understanding to the urgent issues facing the people of Central American and why they leave home. Join us, RSVP here
This film explores the issues in education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina students from across the United States; and offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students, their families, educators, and community leaders. Please click here to...
Next up for the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club: "The We and the I," a film by Academy award-winning director Michel Gondry . A New York Times Critics' Pick , "The We and the I" highlights a group of young people as they ride home on the ficticious BX66 on their last day of school.
Join us opening day for an art exhibit, listen to music and mingle with the artists. Come back the next day for a panel discussion featuring a few of the artists talking about their journey. Don't miss it, RSVP here...
The National Boricua Human Rights Network, New York Chapter & MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center invite you to a special presentation and filming of Crime Against Humanity: A Play About Oscar López Rivera on Friday, May 9, 2014. RSVP is required; Space is limited...