With October 31st just around the corner, the Halloween spirit is out in full force. Jack-o-lanterns litter our Instagram feeds. Candy corn fills our stomachs. Hocus Pocus beams from our screens. But, as the Halloween fury takes over, it’s important for us all to take time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, a powerful sentiment that’s often overlooked.
This past weekend in Brooklyn there was a biker block party— fuel-injected, not pedal-driven. Aside from the roaring exhaust pipes, the one thing that was impossible to ignore was the quality of the gathering. The signs might have said “block party,” but to me it looked like something else entirely— it looked like church.