Making new friends in a neighborhood can be intimidating. Others have established their social structure without you, and you're the outsider. With time, patience, and a little care you'll meet people and fit in.
The area is booming with fireworks, parades and festivals all over Riverside. Here is a guide to Independence Day celebrations. http://patch.com/california/palmdesert/riverside-county-july-4th-fireworks-guide-2016-where-see-shows