January 30th, 2014 · 12:55 pm - russanddaughters
You can watch the movie now at film festivals around the country, and in the Fall of 2014 on select PBS stations.
THE STURGEON QUEENS tells the story of four generations of the Russ family – and how they took their business from a tiny storefront stocked with herring barrels to the famed smoked fish emporium it is today. Created by Julie Cohen, the director of The Jews of New York on PBS, the documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 92 and 100 years old. Other main characters include Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, the 4th generation family members who own and operate the shop today; Mark Russ Federman, who owned the shop from the 70′s to 2008; Herman Vargas, the Dominican immigrant, now a Russ & Daughters manager, who has worked in the store more than 30 years. The film also features interviews with longtime customers Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mario Batali, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morley Safer, and Calvin Trillin. The “narrators” are a group of colorful Russ & Daughters enthusiasts in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who sit around a table of fish reading the script in the style of a Passover Seder.
Upcoming screenings (please contact each film festival directly to purchase tickets):
- San Diego Jewish Film Festival: February 6, 7, and 8
- Washington DC Jewish Film Festival: March 2 (brunch event), Rockville, MD March 3
- New Jersey Jewish Film Festival: March 30
- Boulder Jewish Film Festival: March 9
- Desert Film Society, Palm Springs: March 15
- Houston Jewish Film Festival: March 14 or 21
- Palm Beach “Best of the Fest” (Winner: best documentary): March date TBD
- Leonard Marwil Jewish Film Fest (Detroit): May 1 (Patrons’ Night main event). Also screening in Ann Arbor: May 4 and Flint: May 8
- Jacob Burns Center, Westchester County, NY: April 10 (closing night event for Westchester County Jewish Film Fest)
- Rockland County Jewish Film Fest: Late April date TBD
- Manhattan JCC, CineMatters Series: May 20
- Boston Jewish Film Festival: November date TBD
- The Jerusalem International Jewish Film Fest: Winter date TBD
- Phoenix Jewish Film Festival: February 2015
WNET/13, WLIW/21, and NJTV will be broadcasting The Sturgeon Queens in the Fall. Exact dates and other PBS broadcasts will be listed in the coming months.
For more information about the movie, please visit the filmmaker’s website: www.thesturgeonqueens.com.
We’ll update www.russanddaughters.com with information as we receive it too.
Category: Events · Family Business · Friends & Neighbors · History · Russ Family · storefront · The Big Screen · Video
December 31st, 2013 · 10:29 am - russanddaughters
This year’s caviar is outstanding! There’s still time to arrange for a fabulous New Year’s Eve experience!
Russ & Daughters is known by generations of caviar lovers around the world because our expertise and access allow us to select the highest grade caviar. We’re thrilled with our caviar selection this year and are happy to help you find the caviar to suit your needs. Available at many price points, and to suit many palates, Russ & Daughters caviar is the perfect way to celebrate the start of a beautiful new year.
There’s still time to get your caviar in time for New Year’s Eve. Russ & Daughters is open on New Year’s Eve: 9AM-6PM and on New Year’s Day: 9AM-4PM.
Happy New Year and all the best to your family, from the Russ & Daughters family!
Category: Entertaining · Family Business · Holidays · Hours · In the Store · Pack to Travel · Russ Family · Shop · Tradition · What I Ate Today
December 16th, 2013 · 8:19 am - russanddaughters
Category: Holidays · Hours
November 22nd, 2013 · 12:59 pm - russanddaughters
Please note the shop hours for the Thanksgiving and Chanukah holiday week:
Monday 11/25 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday 11/26 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday 11/27 9AM – 7PM (CHANUKAH: 1ST NIGHT)
Thursday 11/28 CLOSED (THANKSGIVING)
Friday 11/29 8AM – 8PM
Saturday 11/30 8AM – 7PM
Sunday: 12/1 8AM – 5:30 PM
Category: Holidays · Hours
November 20th, 2013 · 1:13 pm - russanddaughters
PLEASE CALL US AT 212-475-4880 TO ORDER LATKES FOR CHANUKAH AND THANKSGIVING.
November 20th, 2013 · 1:08 pm - russanddaughters
November 6th, 2013 · 1:44 pm - russanddaughters
Third generation Russ – Mark Russ Federman – is touring the country with his heartfelt memoir “Russ & Daughters: The House That Herring Built.” Here’s your chance to kibbitz with him in a city near you!
We’re excited to announce that the book is a New York Times Best-Seller and it was also recently named to The Huffington Post‘s list of Best Food Books of 2013!
11/3/13: LA JOLLA, CA
Lawrence Family JCC
With Paula Shoyer
11/7/13: WEST HARTFORD, CT
With Jamie Geller and Allen Salkin
11/10/13: ROCKVILLE, MD
JCC of Greater Washington
11/18/13: OCEANSIDE, NY
11/19/13: EAST HILLS, NY
Sid Jacobson JCC
12/8/13: GETZVILLE, NY
JCC of Greater Buffalo
1/5/14: SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
JCC of Central New Jersey
1/21/14: ARMONK, NY
Congregation B’nai Yisrael
2/5/14: BOCA RATON, FL
B’nai Torah Congregation
2/11/14: GREENWICH, CT
3/2/14: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches
3/2/14: BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Ross JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches
3/30/14: STATEN ISLAND, NY
Hillel at the College of Staten Island
4/3/14: WOODBRIDGE, CT
JCC of Greater New Haven
5/4/14: LOS ANGELES, CA
American Jewish University
with Ori Brafman, Ilana Edelstein, and Allen Salkin
Category: Family Business · Russ Family
September 24th, 2013 · 2:36 pm - russanddaughters
Tags: Press, Travel and Leisure
September 12th, 2013 · 9:22 am - russanddaughters
Please note the holiday hours for the shop this week:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: 9AM-8PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: 8AM-5PM (EREV YOM KIPPUR)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: CLOSED FOR YOM KIPPUR
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 8AM-5:30PM
Category: Entertaining · Holidays · Hours · In Line · In the Store · Tradition
Tags: Appetizing Since 1914, holiday, Holidays, Hours, In the Store, Russ & Daughters, Russ and Daughters, Yom Kippur
August 14th, 2013 · 1:02 pm - russanddaughters
Category: History · Holidays · In the Store · Pack to Travel · R&D To Do List · Russ Family · Take Home · Tradition · Visitors · What I Ate Today
Tags: Appetizing Since 1914, Bagels, Break-the-fast, Breakfast, High Holidays, In The Shop, In the Store, Lox, Rosh Hashanah, Russ and Daughters, Russ Family, Tradition, Yom Kippur