Five years ago, while living in Chicago, a friend of mine was making fun of me for planning a full day celebration for my birthday, and cynically suggested to just have a full “Ariel Day”. I thought it had a nice ring, so I went ahead and did it.
Since then it’s been a summer tradition. Ariel Day technically is the first Saturday following the 15th of July (my actual birthday). As a point of clarification, Ariel Day is actually separate from my birthday, though every several years they fall on the same day.
This year the plan is to head out to Georges Island, a great island in the Boston Harbor with a fort to explore, open area to play games, and BBQ pits. After a few hours there, we’ll head back to my roofdeck for drinks, pizza, great views of the Charles and the sunset. And for the true fighters, we’ll head to a club here in Boston (not Felt) for some dancing.