2014 Winter Basketball Registration

Only a few spots left……..Book your spot today.

Remember we have multiple children discounts… Save $20

Evaluations start on November 1st

First Games start on Monday, December 1st.

Co-ed Instructional on Saturdays between 9am-12pm

Co-ed Mites on Saturdays 12pm-5pm beginning December 6th ending the 2nd Saturday in March

Evaluations and Practices Begin November 1st
First Games begin on Monday, December 1st.


Co-ed  Instructional on Saturdays 9am-12noon
(beginning December 6th ending the 2nd Saturday in March)
Boys Bantam                Mondays @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm    &    Sundays at 2pm and 3pm
Boys Minor                     Thursdays @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm & Sundays 4:00pm, 5:00pm
Boys Major                     Wednesdays @ 6:30,7:30,8:30 also at PS 193 on Sundays at 6pm
Boys High School      Sundays 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm
Girls Minor Games on Friday Nights
Girls Major Games on Tuesdays and Friday Nights
Girls High School Games on Tuesday Nights

Attention Coaches: Practices will be Available at DG on Mondays and Fridays at 4pm and 5pm. Sat 6pm-9pm Sun 12pm-2pm

Additional Practices are available at PS179  on Monday and Friday afternoons (Times TBD)

Coaches Please Note: (1) One Practice per team per week.  (2) Practices are one

hour long. (3) Practices may not be booked over two weeks in advance. (4)

Practices are booked as first come, first served.

You can register right here on the DG website     >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Questions about this basketball season?…   Email Us at Ask DG >>>

Interested in Coaching?????………Ask us via email … Ask DG by email now  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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2014 Fall Baseball Starts September 12

Fall baseball starts September 12.  Teams are being formed with assigning coaches to teams.  Once teams are completed, parents/players will be contacted by their coach.  Uniforms will be handed out by the coaches.

We’re looking for 2 T-ball coaches for the Fall season.  Please contact DG if your interested.

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2014 Clean Up My Park Dat at Harvey


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CONGRATULATIONS 2013 Whitestone Renegades

Congratulations to both the 14U and 10U Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League Whitestone Renegades baseball teams on their championship season. Our 14U team winning the District 26 Casey Scheckman Tournament and our 10U team winning both the Queens NorthEast Baseball Alliance Championship and the District 26 Rosenbluth Tournament. What a great season for our baseball teams…

10u champsNEWWEB

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ZUMBA Hours at DG Building

TUESDAY’S 10 am TO 11 am

THURSDAY’S 7 pm TO 8 pm

SATURDAY’S 9:30 am TO 11 am






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1961 DG Baseball Alumni Remembers

September 7, 2012

Greetings Fellow Dwarf Giraffer’s,

Recently, my very dear friend and former Dwarf Giraffe Baseball League slugger, Bob Hall, informed me of the D-G web site.  Amazing!  This has taken me back to my youth when I wanted nothing more than to be playing baseball. I’d spend the better part of most every summer day at Dupey’s Park shagging flies with friends and enjoying pickup games and anxiously waiting for Saturday morning to slip on that beautiful D-G uniform…And the thrill of those wonderful games at the “Swamp Fields” as we called them, and later at Victory Field, Memorial Field and the Middle Field where that 1961 team photo that I’ve posted was taken.  That Whitestone Lion’s Club team was my first in the Teen League and we had a number of very talented players on that team.  That’s me, the skinny weak hitting kid in the sneakers, but I could play a pretty good short stop.  I took a few years off from baseball in my late teens before joining a Brooklyn church league in the late 60’s.  Our home field was the famous “Parade Grounds” Field 3 in Prospect Park.  I later played in our office softball league before returning to hard ball, playing in a very competitive Long Island division of the Men’s Senior Baseball League.  I’ve been fortunate to have played on many winning teams with several very good ball players,…and a bunch of great guys, many of whom remain my close friends.

 I grew up in Whitestone, attended St. Luke’s School, Jr. HS 194 and Flushing HS before attending college and graduating with a degree in architecture.  My wife and I left Queens in 1979 to purchase a home in Wantagh, L.I. where we raised two children, and where we remained for 20 years.  I’ve since moved to Manhattan where I maintain a private architectural practice.

I’ll always be grateful to the Dwarf-Giraffe, it’s founders, coaches and to all my fellow ball players. Those were some of the most wonderful and memorable days of my life.  It would be a pleasure and I would welcome hearing from any of you. 

Until then, “Bring it Home and Keep On Coming.”

Your Teammate,

Dan Failla

212 279-3777


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The Good Old Days!

Submitted by Frank C. Mauro
I visited the website, and it brought back lots of great memories!!!

I noted that in 2006 DG celebrated its 50th anniversary, so I just wanted to send you a team photo of our team the ‘ Beechurst Merchants’ taken in 1959 (3 years after the league was founded). I’m in the front row left side (eleven years old at the time), I played second base. In the front row, second from the right side, is Jimmy Newhook, he was our pitcher and in years to follow was drafted by the Detroit Tigers (spent a summer or two in training, but injured himself and never pitched big league). Our coaches were Ed Stryker (left side, and his son Eddie front row, right side), and Bud Freeman (right side).

After the Saturday games Bud and Ed used to take us up to Carvel’s (still at same location) for some ice cream. Seems like only yesterday.

Frank C. Mauro, P.E., R.A.

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