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2009 National AmeriCorps Week: Greening and Energy Conservation at Thomas Jefferson Park

2009 National AmeriCorps Week Opening Event Getting Green Done!

GQ Publisher Peter King Hunsinger, singer/songwriter Matt White Joined Governor David A. Paterson and First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson, to kick off a day-long event for the 2009 National AmeriCorps Week. National AmeriCorps Week is May 9-16.

National AmericCorps Week is an annual recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service.

Last Saturday, May 9, 2009 - more than 1,500 volunteers and community and corporate

partners participated in an afternoon neighborhood revitalization project focusing on Greening

and Energy Conservation at Thomas Jefferson Park, First Avenue and 112

GQ Magazine brought 200 hundred subscribers and staff members. Remarks were heard from

the Governor, First Lady and GQ Magazine’s Peter Hunsinger, with a special performance by

singer/songwriter Matt White.

“It’s a wonderful day for New York when GQ readers and The Gentlemen’s Fund team up to

help re-glorify this fabulous park,” Hunsinger said. “It adds up to a lot of fun and a lot of


National and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service while saluting the efforts

of AmeriCorps members and alumni for their powerful impact on society. Whether service

makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment,

citizens get things done through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in

communities all across America.

AmeriCorps Week is May 9-16. National AmericCorps Week is an annual recruitment

About GQ & The Gentlemen’s Fund:

magazine with a monthly readership of 6.1 million readers. The magazine is published by

Condé Nast Publications. Established in 2007 to commemorate GQ’s 50th anniversary, The

Gentlemen’s Fund hopes to encourage individuals to become agents of change by contributing

to charities that champion these causes. Visit

Contact: Darryl Brantley

GQ, 212-286-8549,


GQ Magazine is the leading men’s general-interestfor more information

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