hook into one of the dating sites and create a dvd evening just to meet new friends.. depending on what country you are in dating sites accomodate an option for making friends as well.
here we hold events all the time.
there's lots of ways.
go to a cafe at lunchtime midweek.. ask somone sitting at the table next to you if there are any social events where you can meet people as you are new to the city and do not know anyone. they will more than oblige some information, an ya never know, they may invite you out with some friends. make it clear wether you are only looking to meet knew friends or if you are looking to meet 'someone' as this can depict wether you get mised with the right crowds. :)
i moved to the city i'm in many years ago, i knew 3 people back then and did what i suggested above, now i know hundreds. many of which have become great friends, the rest.. are still aquaintances yet we catch up now an then for a few drinks and.. at the moment, i always sit home on a saterday night.. none of my friends act like they're in their early 40's haha most of them are like theyre 80 haha
but not this kid lol
good luck :)