Gaspee Days Committee

President's Message

Erin Flynn

President 2013-2015
Erin Flynn
Welcome to Gaspee Days, our state-wide celebration commemorating the burning of the British schooner the HMS Gaspee in 1772 near Pawtuxet Village!

The  Gaspee Days Committee Officers, Directors and general membership are proud each year to continue the traditions of the Gaspee Days celebration. We are a civic-minded nonprofit volunteer organization.   Join us and get involved! You will meet new friends while helping out with the Gaspee Days celebration.

Allow  me to highlight for you what  makes the Gaspee Days Committee and our events so special:
  • We offer you an opportunity to "walk through" history with two events; the Children's Colonial Walk and Colonial Encampment.  These are great ways to experience colonial life first hand.
  • Take in a weekend of shopping, music, and great food as part of our Arts and Crafts Festival  fundraiser. You can shop fine handmade items, enjoy festival food and enjoy live music, all with beautiful Pawtuxet Cove as the backdrop.  
  • Run for Gaspee Days in our annual 5K road race fundraiser.  Over 1200 runners join in the fun on Parade day and run in the Allan and Edna  W. Brown Memorial 5k in front of cheering crowds before the Parade kicks off!
  • Catch the "colonial spirit" by attending a non-denominational service Parade morning at Trinity Church.
  • Enjoy one of the largest colonial parades in the area. The first six divisions of our ten division Gaspee Days Parade are colonial reenactment groups.
  • Join the Gaspee Days Committee and the Pawtuxet Rangers in burning a mock HMS Gaspee in Pawtuxet Cove.
Certainly the Gaspee Days celebration would not be possible without dedicated  volunteers.  The Gaspee Days Committee has the most dedicated, creative, and  generous group of friends you will ever meet.  I am honored the the membership has placed their trust in myself along with our officers and directors for the upcoming year. I encourage you to join in the fun.

Finally, the Gaspee Days Committee is thankful to have the support of the Pawtuxet Rangers, the Shriners, The Friends  of Pawtuxet Village, the Pawtuxet Village Association, the Pawtuxet Merchants Association, Warwick Office of Culture and Tourism, and elected officials from the cities of both Warwick and Cranston.

We need your support! Join us for our celebration, get involved with the Gaspee Days Committee, or make a donation to help defray the cost of the annual Gaspee Days Parade.  To make a donation go to

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See you at the Parade!

Erin Flynn

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2013-2014 Members of the Gaspee Days Committee
Board of Directors
Gaspee Days Board 2013-2014
L to R: Richards, Deming, Concannon, Wrath, Flynn, Huff, Bingham, Giviens, Miller. 
Absent: Peshka, Peloso.

President Erin Flynn
1st Vice President Jerry Peshka
2nd Vice President Ryan Giviens
Treasurer Steve Miller
Recording Secretary Karleen Wrath
Corresponding  Secretary Patrice Concannon
Immediate Past President Carol Deming
Director Tina S. Bingham
Director Eric Peloso
Ann Richards
Director Kristine Huff

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