The Navy commandeered Fort Pond Bay in the spring of 1942, during World War II. It built a massive concrete base where torpedoes were assembled and then fired out to sea. Seaplanes would follow the torpedoes' path, and once the torpedoes' fuel was spent, they would be retrieved and returned to base. Ones that passed inspection would be shipped out and used to send enemy ships and submarines to the bottom of the sea.
Today Navy Beach is a park and site of the popular restaurant. On Saturday, June 1st from 4–6 PM, Navy Beach will host a cocktail party to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation, a charity that cares for service members and their families during active duty and after tragedies. For a $35 entry donation, guests will enjoy light bites while mingling with a retired Navy SEAL as well as foundation representatives, with live music by Nancy Atlas, local wines provided by Lieb Cellars, and beer from Brooklyn Brewery.
· Navy Beach [Official Site]