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: Glynwood Farm Dance Gala
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: Glynwood Farm, Cold Spring, NY

The 2018 Glynwood Farm Dance Gala will celebrate the people, products and landscapes that make the Hudson Valley so special. The event will include a cocktail hour, live auction, dancing, and dinner, all set within the beautiful Glynwood Bowling Green and Orchard. Lynn McCary Events will coordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: Astor Alive! Festival
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Location: Astor Place Plaza, NYC

The third annual Astor Alive! Festival will take place next to the iconic Cube, on Saturday, September 22nd. The event will showcase the very best of the East Village and Lower East Side’s music, dance and theater thanks to a collaboration between The Village Alliance and Joe’s Pub at The Public. Lynn McCary Events is managing the planning of the festival and will coordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: Baryshnikov Arts Center Fall Fête
Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Location: Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC

The 2018 Fall Fête will honor the Jerome Robbins Foundation for its deep commitment to supporting artists and arts organizations throughout New York City. The event will feature a performance by the L.A. Dance Project performing Bach Studies (Part 1), choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, followed by a festive dinner and silent art auction. The event will raise funds to support the Baryshnikov Arts Center’s artist residencies and performance programs. Lynn McCary Events is managing the planning of the benefit and will coordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: 2018 Fredric Church Award Gala
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Rainbow Room, NYC

The Olana Partnership is a steward of the Olana House, the home of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), a visionary and renaissance man, who is considered one of the greatest 19th century landscape artists in America.  In 2000, The Olana Partnership established the Frederic Church Award to honor individuals who, through their vision, commitment and grasp of creative trends, make extraordinary contributions to American culture. This year’s Fredric Church Award Gala will honor the philanthropist Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and the Hudson Valley historian and writer Dr. David Schuyler. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the planning and day-of event production.
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Event: The Kenyon Review 2018 Award for Literary Achievement
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Location: Rainbow Room, NYC

The annual Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement gala celebrates writers for the courage of their vision, their unparalleled imagination, and for the beauty of their art. The 2018 award will be presented to the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rita Dove at a gala benefit dinner at the Rainbow Room. The evening’s proceeds will benefit scholarships to the Review’s prestigious summer programs for young writers. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the benefit and will co-ordinate the day-of event production.
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Event: The American University of Beirut IAC Dinner
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Location: The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. On November 15th, the University will bring together its Board of Directors and International Advisory Council for a private dinner and panel discussion on issues facing the Middle East today. 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 Irving Medical Center
  • The Daily Beast
  • Dia Art Foundation
  • Friends of Writers
  • Glynwood
  • 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
  • The Village Alliance
  • Writers Guild Initiative
  • YWCA of Brooklyn



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