BATSTOCK 2019!
It’s Baaaaaaack!  Beginning Friday, September 20TH, the three-day event returns to NJ and once again will be featuring an all ages live music club event, artisan bat works and wildlife merchandise, live-bat presentations, an outdoor bat walk and program and more!

All hosted by New Jersey’s “Bat-Man”, bat specialist, Joe D’Angeli."BATSTOCK" is NJ's 3-day answer to International "Bat Night” —a global event highlighting these fascinating animals celebrated world-wide in August.

"BATSTOCK" is the brainchild of D'Angeli, Director of The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center, and The Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Inc. - an educational wildlife organization dedicated to bat conservation. “BATSTOCK” was the first ever bat festival to be held in New Jersey and it couldn’t be at a better time,” said D’Angeli.

In autumn of 2010, the United Nations declared 2011-2012 as International Year of the Bat The aim of Year of the Bat is to raise global awareness about bats, bat conservation and the unique role bats play in our environment. D’Angeli, partnered with Bat Conservation International (BCI) in Austin, Texas, EuroBats of Germany, UNEP Convention of Migratory Species (CMS), have planned events in celebration of these incredibly important flying mammals.

 “For centuries, negative myths and misinformation have generated needless fears and threatened bats and their habitats. BATSTOCK will help educate people around the world about the benefits of bats. And knowledge is the key.”

Since 2006, nearly 7 million bats have died from a disease now known as White-nose Syndrome (WNS)- named for a cold-loving white fungus typically found on the faces and wings of infected bats. WNS causes bats to awaken more often during hibernation and use up the stored fat reserves that are needed to get them through the winter. Infected bats often emerge too soon from hibernation and are seen flying around in midwinter. These bats usually freeze or starve to death. Proceeds collected will go to White Nose Syndrome research, bat rehabilitators, and to The Wildlife Conservation Center’s ongoing bat conservation and education efforts.


This years (2019) events will be


 posted shortly. Stay tuned!!



PAST BATSTOCK 2018 Events

 Included:


NIGHT #1

Friday, September 21st  7:00PM- Outdoor bat walk & indoor LIVE bat program! -Teaneck Creek Conservancy

Led by NJ’s “Bat-Man” Joe D’Angeli, learn why these fascinating nocturnal mammals are being protected worldwide due to their environmental importance. Find out why bat numbers are in critical decline nationally due to the dreaded WHITE NOSE SYNDROME, persecution and habitat loss, and learn what we can do to help! See live bats from The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center in Garfield and then join us outside for a nighttime walk to watch NJ bats dine on up to 1,000 mosquitos EACH per hour! Learn about bat houses and how to have your own natural pest controllers in your back yard.  $10 PER PERSON- ($5 each for Teaneck Creek Conservancy or Bergen County Audubon Society members.)  (201) 257-2231 or BATSTOCK.ORG for more info.


DAY #2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1:00PM AND 3:00PM  

LIVE PENGUIN program!

The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center-303 Midland Avenue, Garfield, NJ

2 fun and fascinating programs featuring one of the most beloved animals on the planet!  Appearing here to personally apologize for the infamous villain and criminal antics of Batman’s well-known nemesis. Just kidding.   ;)   

$10.00 per person. Ages 5 and up only.  LIMITED SEATING IN EACH SHOW, GET YOUR TICKETS QUICK!  (201) 257-2231 or BATSTOCK.ORG for more info.


DAY # 3

Sunday, September 23rd -

CLUB NIGHT! ALL AGES!!  4:00PM -10:00PM,

Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ

An all ages concert event filled with great bands, musicians as well as DJ’s, Artists & vendors with batty items and bat/wildlife artwork from special need youngsters, “MarbleJam Kids”.

Musical artists include:

“Toxic”, featuring local guitar prodigy Jason Colombini, 

Tomorrow’s Money-classic Rock and roll.

The return of BARON MISURACA’S VAMPIRE LOUNGE (crowd favorite!)

And new for this year:

The UNDEAD- Featuring former MISFITS guitarist Bobby Steele

“THUNDERSTRUCK”- AC/DC tribute act

And Nutley school of music- rock band!

Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Debonairmusichall.com or from BATSTOCK.ORG

and  from The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center.

 Or call (201) 257-2231 for tickets and more info.


Click on each day's poster below for more info!


This years (2019) events will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!!