Lynn McCary Events (LME) is a boutique events company that plans and manages special events for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in New York and nationally. Our portfolio includes event concept and strategy development, short and long-term project management, and “Day-of” event production services. From intimate private celebrations and annual benefit galas to high-profile gatherings and conferences, LME is proud of its ability to maintain longstanding relationships with a variety of clients who trust us to articulate, refine, and implement their special event vision. In 2014, Lynn McCary Events was selected as one of the two exclusive nonprofit event planning vendors by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Featured Events

Event: Glynnwood Farm Gala
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Glynnwood Farm, Cold Spring, New York

Glynwood's mission is to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives by advancing regenerative agriculture that benefits the natural environment, energizes local economies, enhances human health and strengthens rural communities. Its annual Farm Gala is a celebration of the people, products and landscapes that make the Hudson Valley so special. The 2017 Gala will include a cocktail hour, auction, dancing and dinner, all set within the beautiful Glynwood Bowling Green and Orchard. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the planning and day-of production of the event.
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Event: PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Medal Unveiling
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

In preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Consulate General will present an unveiling of the official medals of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The event will be hosted by President Moon Jae-in of Korea. Lynn McCary Events will coordinate the planning and act as the day-of production manager for this exciting event.
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Event: The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York Reception
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Mexican Cultural Institute is the cultural branch of the Consulate General of Mexico of New York. The Institute fosters awareness of the richness, dynamism and cultural diversity of Mexico by presenting its most relevant artistic expressions ranging from the Pre-Columbian period to contemporary art. The October 3rd cocktail reception will celebrate the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from July 25 to October 15, 2017. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the planning and day-of production of the event.
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Event: 2017 Fredric Church Award Gala
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Location: The Metropolitan Club, New York City

The Olana Partnership is a steward of the Olana House, the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), one of the major figures in the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The 250-acre historic estate features an elaborately stenciled, Persian-inspired mansion filled with original sketches, studies and paintings by one of the mid-19th century's most famous artists and a diverse decorative arts collection includes objects from around the world. The Fredric Church Award Gala will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Olana becoming a New York State Historic Site. The honorees for this year’s event are Dr. Linda Ferber, Museum Director Emerita at the New-York Historical Society, and Laurie Olin, FSLA, the dean of American landscape architecture. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the planning and day-of production of the event.
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Event: The Kenyon Review 2017 Award Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location: Rainbow Room, New York City

The Kenyon Review is one of America’s oldest and most respected literary journals. The annual Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement celebrates writers for the courage of their vision, their unparalleled imagination, and for the beauty of their art. The 2017 award will be presented to Colm Tóibín at a gala benefit dinner at the iconic Rainbow Room. The evening’s proceeds will benefit The Kenyon Review as well as scholarships to the Review’s prestigious summer programs for young writers. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the event and will co-ordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: The Aga Khan Foundation 2017 Gala
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Aga Khan Foundation supports programs that improve health and education and promote civil society and economic development in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The Foundation’s annual fundraising Gala will be held in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to raise funds for its ambitious international efforts. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the event and will co-ordinate the day-of event production.
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Lynn McCary Events

LME was launched in 1993 with a diverse list of clients that included literary and cultural organizations, such the Academy of American Poets, the Dia Art Foundation, and The Paris Review, and not-for-profit civic institutions like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We have since strategically expanded this portfolio to include private clients, and corporate and media organizations such as The Daily Beast, Tina Brown Live Media, Prada, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Our approach is grounded in creative event strategy development, meticulous timeline management, and no-detail-is-too-small “Day-of” event production.

Lynn McCaryLynn McCary, Principal

After graduating from The American University, Washington, DC (1979, B.S. in Graphic Design & Visual Communications), Lynn McCary worked extensively with cultural organizations in the United States and Europe. She was the co-founder of Art Attack International, an artist collective and not-for-profit organization that produced temporary site-specific public art installations and performances internationally for over twenty years. Lynn has also served as the Vice President of the board of Three Arrows Cooperative Society, a seasonal community comprised of artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and teachers in Putnam Valley, NY, and on the Board of Trustees of CEC ArtsLink, in NYC.

Joanna MicekJoanna Micek, Senior Event Manager

Prior to joining Lynn McCary Events, Joanna worked as the Development Director of New Yorkers for Parks and El Puente and a Program Associate in the Arts, Culture, and Humanities Program of the New York Community Trust. She holds an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies from New York University.

Other Staff and Partners
LME staff brings decades of event planning, design, fundraising, and project management to each project. We retain seasoned professionals to assist in the “Day Of” activities, such as guest check in, vendor supervision, and VIP hospitality; and work with a preferred list of established professional vendors in the fields of audio/visual production, catering, flowers and décor, photography, entertainment, VIP transportation, and graphic design.


Lynn McCary Events offers a comprehensive portfolio of event strategy development and event management services that can be tailored to each client’s unique needs. Please contact Lynn to request a complete list of event solutions.

Event Strategy and Implementation:

  • Event Timeline and Budget Development and Management
  • Location, Catering, and Vendor Selection and Management
  • Invitations, RSVPs, and Guest Communications Management
  • Guest and Seating List Development and Management
  • Program Development

Event Management and Production:

  • Comprehensive “Day of” Management
  • Experienced “Day of” Staffing
  • Program/Entertainment/Special Element Production
  • Honoree, Talent and VIP Needs
  • Post-event analysis and recommendations


  • Academy of American Poets
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • American Academy in Berlin
  • American Institute for Stuttering
  • American University of Beirut
  • Arabella Advisors/New Venture Fund
  • Associates of the Art Commission
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Hospital Foundation
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
  • CEC ArtsLink
  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • charity: water
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • The Daily Beast
  • Dia Art Foundation
  • Friends of Writers
  • Glynnwood
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
  • Indoor Ag-Con Gotham
  • The Jerusalem Foundation
  • Korean Cultural Center New York
  • The Kenyon Review
  • Marymount School of New York
  • The Mexican Cultural Institute New York
  • Mohonk Preserve
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
  • National Audubon Society
  • New Yorkers for Parks
  • The Norman Mailer Writers Colony
  • The Paris Review
  • The Olana Partnership
  • PEN American Center
  • Poets & Writers
  • Poets House
  • Prada, USA
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center
  • Provisions for the Arts of Social Change
  • Scratch Foundation
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center
  • Studio in a School
  • Tina Brown Live Media
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Writers Guild Initiative
  • YWCA of Brooklyn



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