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: Writers Guild Initiative Benefit Gala
Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
Location: Three Sixty°, New York City

The Writers Guild Initiative, a project of the Writers Guild America East, brings the art and craft of storytelling to vulnerable populations, including veterans and their caregivers. The Initiative’s 4th Annual Benefit Gala will feature a reading by an all-star cast, including Brooke Adams, Christopher Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, Mandy Patinkin and others, of selected original short works developed in the organization’s writing workshops. Lynn McCary Events is overseeing planning of the event and will co-ordinate the “day of” event production.
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Event: American University of Beirut Campaign Launch
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Location: Rainbow Room, New York City

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. After a successful, year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary, the American University of Beirut will launch a new, ambitious fundraising campaign “Boldly AUB” with a festive event at the iconic Rainbow Room. 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 Spring Revel
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Location: Cipriani on 42nd Street, New York City

The Spring Revel is one of The Paris Review’s oldest traditions—and its most anticipated. The event celebrates American writers and writing and provides the core support necessary to carry on the vital work of the magazine. The 2017 Revel, chaired by Diana Taylor, will be an evening of cocktails, music and revelry, followed by a seated dinner. Three awards will be awarded to writers at different stages of their careers: the Plimpton Prize to a newcomer, the Terry Southern Humor Prize, and the Hadada Award, the Review’s lifetime achievement award to Richard Howard. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the implementation of the event and the “day of” event production.
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Event: The 8th Annual Women in the World Summit
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Location: The David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City

The 8th Annual Women in the World Summit will be presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times. Women who are on the front lines of activism in over 20 countries will come together for three exhilarating days of journalism, storytelling, networking, and inspiration. Past participants have included Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Angelina Jolie, Diane von Furstenberg, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Tom Hanks, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Megyn Kelly and others. Lynn McCary Events will co-ordinate seating in the 2,500-seat David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center during this remarkable three-day summit.
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Event: NYU Stern School of Business Haskins Giving Society Award Dinner
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

For more than four decades, the NYU Stern School of Business has celebrated its most loyal and generous supporters at the Haskins Award Dinner. This year’s annual dinner will take place at Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event will recognize Philip L. Milstein and feature remarks by Dean Peter Henry and Alison J. Mass, Chair of NYU Stern Board of Overseers. Lynn McCary Events will oversee the day-of event production.
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Event: Academy of American Poets “Poetry & the Creative Mind”
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

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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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
  • 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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