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Lighting Workshop at Medianoche

Price: $75
Instructor: Ted Ciesielski

Session Length: 6 hours
Class size: Small
Available Sessions: April 12, 13, and 14.

This is a one day workshop in two parts: The first part focuses on the philosophy and theory of lighting. Clips of horror and romance films are used as examples of how lighting is used in different genres to convey a specific meaning . Part two is hands on. Students learn how to set up lighting equipment and how to use the equipment to their best advantage.

Ted Ciesielski is a director of photography with over two decades of experience. He specializes in time lapse cinematography and has an extensive backgroung in both 16mm and 35mm film. Ted is a graduate of the world-renowed National Film School in Lodz, Poland.

To register or for more information, call or email us:
(212) 828 0401


1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store,
(entrance on East 102nd Street)
New York, NY 10029


Workshops at Medianoche (PDF)

Blogging Workshop at Medianoche

Price: $15
Instructor: Steven Maginnis

Session Length: 3-4 hours
Class Size: Small
Available Sessions: Wednesdays on April 15, 22, and 29

This one-day workshop covers the steps to create a blogging account, posting, controlling the settings, publishing, formatting, archiving, controlling the site feed, and the ins and outs of reader’s comments. After this blogging workshop, you will be able to create and run your own blog. A great opportunity for social networking.

Steven Maginnis is the author of Miscellaneous Musings, a blog featuring regular commentary on a variety of topics. He is a writer and editor whose articles and essays have appeared in numerous print and online publications including: In print, the Daily Record of Morris County, New Jersey; and Entertainment Today of Los Angeles, California; and on the web, In Music We Trust and the Cynic Online Magazine.

To register or for more information, call or email us:
(212) 828 0401


1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store,
(entrance on East 102nd Street)
New York, NY 10029


Workshops at Medianoche (PDF)

Final Cut Pro Workshop at Medianoche

Price: $75
Instructor: Yosuke Hosoi

Session Length: 6 hours
Class Size: Small
Available Sessions: Saturdays, April 17, 24, and May 1

This one-day workshop provides you with a practical introduction to digital non-linear editing, using the latest version of Final Cut Pro software. Students learn proper format, view windows, logging, capturing, editing video, basic effects, transitions, titling and exporting the finished project.

No experience is needed. You will be able to make a DVD of your film by the end of the workshop, or upload it on Youtube and share it with your friends. Tell your story through film editing, which can be fiction, documentary, or experimental.

To register or for more information, call or email us:
(212) 828 0401


1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store,
(entrance on East 102nd Street)
New York, NY 10029


Workshops at Medianoche (PDF)

Fundraisier for Bx3M film project


The story of three Latino youths coming of age in a city going up in flames…

A new film by

Judith Escalona

Fundraising Reception
Thursday, October 19th
6PM – 8:30PM

with Live Music by
Tato Brujo and Yerbabuena

Yerba Buena


161 East 106th Street, First Floor
(between Lexington and Third Avenue)

For information call: 212.828.0401

Suggested Donations: $5 – $5,000

( All are welcomed! No one will be turned away! )
If you can’t come, you can still make a donation either online.

Or send a check or money order made payable to “PR Project Inc. (Bx3M)” to:
Bx3M, c/o PR Project Inc., 161 East 106th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10029

CSV Halloween Fundraiser

CSV Center

CSV Center Haunted House Halloween Fundraiser

Thursday, September 28, 2006
A benefit to support Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center.
Tickets available at SmartTix.

In its third year, “Nightmare” will be bigger and better than ever! After sold-out engagements in 2004 and 2005, New York’s favorite haunted house is back with an all new edition. This fall, NIGHTMARE will possess ALL FIVE BOROUGHS with locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Presented by Psycho Clan, this sensational fright-fest, created and directed by downtown fearmeister Timothy Haskell, is poised to become the largest haunted event on the East Coast. NIGHTMARE combines urban horror with a visceral interactive theatricality to guarantee a unique and psychologically terrifying experience. Expect a chilling room-by-room encounter with the obsessions, anxieties and phobias that frighten New Yorkers most-borough by borough. NIGHTMARE makes visitors the stars of their own horror story, in a house that knows their worst fear- and forces them to face it.

GREENMARKET on 99th Street and Madison Avenue


Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at your very own farmers’ market!

Mount Sinai has partnered with Greenmarket (a program of the Council on the Environment of New York City) to bring seasonal, healthy, nutritious produce grown regionally to the neighborhood.

On East 99th Street and Madison

Every Friday, July 14 – October 14, 8am to 4pm

The Greenmarket accepts WIC, Senior Nutrition Vouchers, and Foodstamps.

For more information call:

Community Relations at Mount Sinai 212-731-7888.

Greenmarket Map Summer 2006 (PDF 992k)



Chicago Park District proudly presents for CHICAGO ARTIST’S MONTH 2006: the contemporary paintings by FRANCISCO ROSADO & drawings by EDRA SOTO.

The Humboldt Park Boathouse
1359 N. Sacramento Ave. (also Humboldt Blvd.)
Chicago, IL

Phone: 312-742-7549

Opening reception:
Friday, September 15th, 2006
6:30pm-8:30pm (Free)

Gallery hours: 9am-9pm

The shows runs from September 15-October 31, 2006

See YOU there!

“Popi” at Handball Court Summer Film Festival




East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues

This summer, MediaNoche’s Handball Court Summer Film Festival will present vintage films that screened in Spanish Harlem four decades ago. While today not a single theater remains, there once were six within a 20 block radius of the handball court on East 106th Street: The Azteca on 102nd Street and Madison Avenue, The Eagle on Third Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, La Estrella on 107th and Lexington Avenue, El Paraiso (El Meito) on Madison Avenue and 116th Street, the Cosmos on 116th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues, and The Sun on Third Avenue and 118th Street. During their heyday, they were multipurpose theaters where film screenings were scheduled along with live performances.

These theaters showcased an international roster of actors, singers and other entertainers from the Caribbean and Latin America, appealing to the tastes of the Puerto Rican diaspora which by the sixties had become a significant market for Latino entertainment in the Northeast. The vintage films reflect a long term relationship between the Puerto Rican community and its Latin American entertainers. Lucha Libre films, the Mexican genre featuring a wrestler as superhero, for example, are fondly remembered by Spanish Harlem residents — and currently satirized in the new Hollywood film Nacho Libre. In addition, films shot in Spanish Harlem will also be featured.


July 1 — Santo contra Capulina, comedy in Spanish
July 8 — Tin Tan’s La Marca del Zorrillo, comedy in Spanish
July 15 — The Pawnbroker, drama in English
July 22 — Ansiedad, drama in Spanish with Pedro Infante and Libertad Lamarque
July 29 — Cantinflas’ Romeo y Julieta, comedy in Spanish
August 5 — Our Latin Thing, musical concert in Spanish with English subtitles
August 12 — Santo contra las mujeres vampiros, English dubbed version
August 19 — Popi, drama in English
August 26 — Crossover Dreams, drama in English

For more information call: 212.828.0401 or email

MediaNoche is a project of We reserve the right to modify the film program without prior notice.
Program notes by Judith Escalona, Film Curator — ©jescalona2006 All Rights Reserved