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.

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

Firehouse News

This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination," Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist of the Kairos Center share strategies for building a new Poor People's Campaign and eliminating poverty.
This Sunday, on a new episode of "The Radical Imagination" guests Gina Belafonte and Immortal Technique discuss the role of the artist/activist in bringing about radical progressive change.
Filipino Americans have called the United States home for over a century and yet they still struggle to find equality in areas such as health care, employment, education and more. Watch the new episode of "Makilala TV" on Thursday, January 14 at 9 pm for a discussion on activism with two leading Filipino American grassroots organizers.
This Sunday, a new episode of The Radical Imagination discusses the possibility of police and criminal justice reform in NYC and beyond with long-time public policy advocate, Robert Gangi.
This Sunday, a new episode of The Radical Imagination featuring political activist, Todd Gitlin, addresses the shift in the youth's response to issues of racism, poverty and militarism over the years.


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

Firehouse Events

There are no upcoming events.


Firehouse Classes

Jun 5, 2018 11:00 AM
Taught in Spanish
En este curso, los estudiantes aprenderán las técnicas básicas de edición para producir programación de alta calidad. Con el uso de software profesional de edición digital, este curso explorará como navegar por el interfaz, la importación y exportación de material de archivo, el recorte de segmentos, audio y como aplicar transiciones básicas, títulos y efectos.
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Jun 12, 2018 6:30 PM
Taught in English
This hands-on course teaches students the process of creating a television production, how to effectively work with a team of crew members, and how to operate state-of-the-art studio and control room equipment.
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