Lynn McCary Events (LME) is a boutique events company that plans, manages, and implements special events for individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in New York and nationally. Our portfolio includes customized event strategy, audience 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 an approved event planning vendor by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Featured Events

Event: Academy of American Poets “Poetry & the Creative Mind”
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Location: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

The 14th Annual Poetry & the Creative Mind was an extraordinary live poetry reading that brought together some of America's leading artists, scholars, and public figures on stage of the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The 2016 readers included Lesley Dill, Mohammed Fairouz, Bill T. Jones, Maria Popova, Ruth Reichl, Amy Ryan, Regina Spektor, Matthew Weiner, and the 2015 National Student Poet Eileen Huang. The evening also included musical performances by Paul Simon, David Krakauer and Carla Dirlikov Canales. Lynn McCary Events was responsible for talent relations and stage production at the event.
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Event: Tina Brown Live Media The Women in the World Summit 2016
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Location: The David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City

More than 2,500 guests attended the three-day 2016 Women in the World Summit presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times. Women on the front lines of activism in over 20 countries came together for three exhilarating days of journalism, storytelling, networking, and inspiration. This year’s participants included Meryl Streep, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Diane von Furstenberg, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Megyn Kelly and others. Lynn McCary Events managed seating and guest relations for the summit.
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Event: The Paris Review Spring Revel
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Location: Cipriani on 42nd Street, New York City

The 2016 Spring Revel brought together more than 500 writers and readers for an unforgettable evening of cocktails, dinner, and revelry at the Cipriani on 42nd Street. The Review honored the novelist and short story writer Lydia Davis with Hadada, its lifetime achievement award. David Szalay received the Plimpton Prize for Fiction and Chris Bachelder was presented with the Terry Southern Prize for Humor. Lynn McCary Events coordinated planning of the event and was responsible for 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, 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 the College of Arts and Science at New York University. Joanna currently serves on the community advisory panel of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

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
  • 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
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • The Daily Beast
  • Dia Art Foundation
  • Friends of Writers
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
  • The Jerusalem Foundation
  • The Kenyon Review
  • Marymount School of New York
  • Mohonk Preserve
  • The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
  • National Audubon Society
  • New Yorkers for Parks
  • The Norman Mailer Writers Colony
  • The Paris Review
  • 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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Lynn McCary Events, LLC

222 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 212-629-8748
Cell: 917-951-8865

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