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: The Fifth Annual Writers Guild Initiative Benefit Gala
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Location: Three Sixty°, NYC

The Writers Guild Initiative teaches the art and craft of storytelling to vulnerable populations who lack the ability to make their voices heard through free workshops for veterans and their family caregivers, Dreamers, and American Muslims. The Initiative’s 5th Annual Benefit Gala will feature a reading by an all-star cast, including Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, of selected original short works developed in Initiative’s workshops. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the event and will co-ordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: The Paris Review 2018 Spring Revel
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Location: Cipriani on 42nd Street, NYC

The Spring Revel celebrates American writers and writing and raises funds necessary to carry on the vital work of the magazine. The 2018 Revel will be an evening of cocktails, music and revelry, followed by a seated dinner and awards presentation. Three awards will be awarded to writers at different stages of their careers, including the Hadada Award, the Review’s lifetime achievement award, which will be presented to Joy Williams. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the implementation of the event and day-of event production.
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Event: The Mohonk Preserve 4th Annual NYC Benefit Gala
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Location: Current at Chelsea Piers, NYC

The Mohonk Preserve is the largest nonprofit nature preserve in New York State, with 8,000 acres of mountain ridges, forest, fields, streams and ponds. The Preserve’s Fourth Annual New York City Benefit Gala will raise funds for the continued maintenance and expansion of this crucial natural resource. The event will celebrate the award-winning actor and stalwart Preserve supporter Mandy Patinkin. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the event and will co-ordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: The Academy of American Poets 2018 “Poetry & the Creative Mind”
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

The Academy of American Poets supports American poets at all stages of their careers and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry through the National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world. Each April, as part of the National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets presents an extraordinary live poetry reading and benefit gala that brings together some of America's leading artists, scholars, and public figures on stage of the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Past readers included Billy Crudup, Tina Fey, Bill T. Jones, Kevin Kline, Kris Kristofferson, Ruth Reichl, Paul Simon, and Meryl Streep. Lynn McCary Events will be responsible for talent relations and stage production at the event.
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Event: The 2018 PEN America Literary Gala
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Location: American Museum of Natural History, NYC

The annual PEN America Literary Gala is a highlight of the New York literary and social calendars, with almost 1,000 guests and an impressive group of leading writers who sit among them as Literary Hosts. The proceeds from this dinner are crucial to PEN America’s dynamic cultural programming and critical advocacy work on behalf of free expression. The event will include award presentations of the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, and the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Free Expression Courage Award. 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
  • Baryshnikov Arts Center
  • 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
  • Hester Street
  • 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 America
  • 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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Lynn McCary Events, LLC

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New York, NY 10038
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