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5 things to do in Boston the week of June 15

A vintage auto race, free admission for dads, Juneteenth commemoration, and more.

1941 Ford Business Coupe.

the Great Race

1941 Ford Business Coupe.


Saturday, June 21

In a quest for $150,000 in prize money, more than 100 vintage autos make an overnight pit stop in Lowell starting at around 4:45 p.m. as part of the 2014 Great Race. Come by to chat with the drivers and check out the cars on the first day of the 2,100-mile rally that ends in The Villages, Florida.

GO, New Englanders!

Regional competitors in the Great Race include:

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> George Sweezey and Andrew LaBier of Mansfield and Plymouth, Massachusetts — 1939 Lasalle 5019

> Tom and Peggy Pease of Florence, Massachusetts — 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone

> Frank Buonanno and Chris Clark of Newtown and Ansonia, Connecticut — 1915 Hudson 6-40 Speedway Racer

> Bill and Sharon Herrmann of Arlington,  Vermont — 1952 GMC 5-ton pickup


Sunday, June 15

Among the attractions offering free admission for good ol’ dad on Father’s Day are: Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham’s Stone Zoo (both at 617-541-5466; and Boylston’s Tower Hill Botanic Garden (508-869-6111;


Sunday, June 15

Sixty-two teams of paddlers battle it out at the free Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on the Charles River between Western Avenue and the Weeks Footbridge. The day also includes traditional dances, music, arts and crafts, and food.


Wednesday, June 18

The Museum of Fine Arts commemorates the end of slavery in the United States with a Juneteenth celebration from 6 to 9:45 p.m. Take a tour, hear from civil rights leaders, and more. 617-267-9300;


Thursday, June 19

What role does investigative journalism play in society today? WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting host a panel discussion among journalists from Frontline, the Globe, and elsewhere at WGBH in Boston at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35. 617-300-5400;

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