Stronger than the Storm Brings Kites and Castles to the Jersey Shore This August Kites and Castles features a kite making workshop and a sandcastle building workshop with a world-renowned sand sculptor plus family friendly beach games

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger than the Storm, a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the Jersey Shore's recovery, brings Kites and Castles (#kitesandcastles) to a number of Jersey Shore towns this August, including Ocean Grove, Ventnor City, Seaside Park, Cape May City and Asbury Park. To entice children of all ages, the day will feature an array of family friendly activities such as kite making and flying with expert kite flyers and sandcastle building with a world class sculptor, who will also create a sand castle of his own.

Each Kites and Castles event will bring a firsthand interactive experience, whether it's watching World Class Sand Sculptor Matt Long design a sand sculpture or taking his workshop as he teaches the tricks of the trade on how to master sandcastles or discover how to make a kite and fly it with Mike and Seal Dallmer of the South Jersey Kite Flyers Club. This fun filled family event is sure to bring out the creative side of every child and adult that participates.

"Kites and Castles will be making five stops in August up and down the Jersey Shore," said Shannon Eis, a spokesperson for Stronger than the Storm. "Countless families have created their own unique memories whether it be flying a kite, making a sandcastle or enjoying one of our STTS beach games."

This August, the Kites and Castles tour will make stops in Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Middle Beach at the intersection of Ocean Pathway and Ocean Avenue; Ventnor City on Thursday, August 8th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Avenue and Atlantic Avenue cross street Beach Entrance; Seaside Park on Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Stockton Avenue Beach Entrance; Cape May City on Saturday, August 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at "The Cove" at Beach Avenue and 2nd Avenue; and Asbury Park on Saturday, August 24th. Please check Strongerthanthestorm.com or our Facebook page for specific times and the exact location of the Asbury Park tour stop.

For the most up-to-date information on all things Jersey Shore related, please visit www.strongerthanthestorm.com.

About Stronger than the Storm

Stronger than the Storm is a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the Jersey Shore's recovery from Superstorm Sandy in an effort to support tourism and local businesses.  The campaign encourages New Jerseyans and potential visitors to come to the Jersey Shore, support local businesses, as they are ready and have reopened their doors.  Managed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and with support from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the campaign highlights the region's ongoing recovery preparedness for the summer of 2013 tourist season.  The Jersey Shore represents the largest portion of New Jersey's $38 billion tourism industry and is a major source of jobs and economic activity for the state.  In addition to being a central component of the state's economy and work force, the Jersey Shore is also one of our nation's great environmental and recreational treasures.  For more information and to learn more about community resources and exciting events taking place at the Jersey Shore this summer, please visit www.strongerthanthestorm.com.

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